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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

More of your tax dollars being spent to lie to you

Tories spending $13.5 million on two-month ad blitz to boost their pre-election budget

OTTAWA — New documents reveal the Conservative government has booked $13.5 million for an all-out blitz in April and May to advertise its 2015 pre-election budget.

The Canada Revenue Agency is spending $6 million on a concentrated TV bulk buy this month that includes pricey NHL playoff spots in what internal government documents describe as a continuation of an existing campaign that’s been running all winter.

The tax agency’s $6 million in TV advertising is augmented by a $7.5 million campaign by the Finance department, all designed to promote previously announced and new targeted tax breaks.


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