When a nation wanted reassurance on the possible outbreak of the H1N1, this government instead used taxpayer money to launch a stream of self-promotion advertisements.
And they claim to be the best option in an economic crisis? Yikes!
Tories spend 5 times more on economy ads than H1N1 ads
OTTAWA -- The Conservative government is spending more than five times as many taxpayer dollars on promoting its economic plan as it is on raising public awareness about the flu pandemic.
And that's once again raising a long-standing question: when does government advertising cross the line into partisan boosterism? Television viewers may have noticed the latest feel-good government ads about stimulus spending, including the Conservative-friendly, anti-election pitch: "We can't stop now," and "We have to stay on track."
All the ads direct viewers to a Tory-blue government web site that includes more than 40 different photos of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and refers repeatedly to "the Harper government" -- apparently in direct contravention of Treasury Board communications policy ....
IS THIS REALLY CONSERVATIVE? IS STEPHEN HARPER REALLY THE BEST CHOICE FOR CANADA?