The Conservative government is planning to spend up to $4-million on a taxpayer-funded ad blitz to promote its 2011 budget, a media buy that will start just days before an increasingly probable spring election campaign.And when added to their other spending blitzes, it's absolutely staggering.
$20 million in the latest splurge of "we're on track" ads.
$130 million to advertise the 'Action Plan' that turned out to be nothing more than a massive ad campaign for the Conservative Party.
$42 million for a website that had 40 pictures of Stephen Harper, clearly crossing the line between public and party.
$45 million for signs.
When is their culture of entitlement going to end? Even little known Conservative MP Randy Hoback spent more than $60,000.00 on partisan ten per centers. Surely his community could have put that money to better use than "Just Visiting" ads that go into the recycle.
This is theft. There's no other word for it.
As Jim Quail calls it: "Above the law and beneath contempt". They just do what they want.