Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Unbelievable. Municipalities Must Now Have to Pay for Ref Con Advertising

If you thought blackmailing MPs to vote in favour of abolishing the gun registry was bad, there's more. The Reform Conservatives are demanding that municipalities fork over cash for their self-promotion advertising before they can get stimulus money.

Municipalities that are already hurting, must come up with this cash BEFORE they can get a big cardboard cheque. Remind me again why these guys aren't in jail!

Municipalities on hook for signs plugging Conservative stimulus plan

OTTAWA — Municipalities are being told if they want federal infrastructure cash, they have to pay for and install additional signs at each project promoting the federal government's economic action plan.

The signs can cost between $1,000 and $7,000 apiece. That, when multiplied by the thousands of projects approved, means municipalities could spend as much as $45 million on the four-coloured signs — which have the same visual style as the government's $100 million advertising campaign promoting its economic action plan...

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