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Public servants shouldn’t have been OK with helping Pierre Poilievre make his promo video: expert

Posted on May 21, 2015

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre’s taxpayer-funded video to promote the Conservatives’ universal childcare benefit shows the traditional line between politics and the public service is a “no man’s land” where there are no rules, says a leading public administration expert.

Liberal MP David McGuinty argued that Privy Council Clerk Janice Charette, who heads the public service, should justify how public servants could work on what he called Poilievre’s “taxpayer-funded vanity video.”

You can read the full article here.

Taxpayer-supported ad on-message with Conservative themes

Posted on May 19, 2015

When focus groups rounded up by the federal government viewed a recent Finance Department test ad promoting tax benefits, they found it short on detail. But it did evoke a warm feeling that families were getting support. And that feel-good message is just about perfectly in line with slogans repeatedly touted by the Conservative Party.

“They have so much gall. They have more damn nerve than a burglar,” charges Liberal MP David McGuinty, who is campaigning for independent oversight of federal advertising.

You can read the full article here.

Poilievre paid public servants overtime to help film promotional video

Posted on May 15, 2015

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre commissioned a team of public servants for overtime work on a Sunday to film him glad-handing constituents in promotion of the Conservative government’s benefits for families.

Liberal MP David McGuinty – who has proposed a bill that would ban the appearance of politicians in government ads and videos – said Mr. Poilievre’s clips are a “shameless” use of public dollars. “It’s a Mini-Me 24 Seven,” he said. “This is a minister of the Crown – not exactly in what you would call work clothing – hitting up people at a flea market, pushing pamphlets on them in front of a camera, measures that haven’t even passed through the House of Commons. The whole thing is patently absurd.”

You can read the full article here.

101st Ottawa Cub Pack visits David McGuinty on Parliament Hill

Posted on April 30, 2015

On April 28, 2015, David McGuinty welcomed the 101st Ottawa Cub Pack to Parliament Hill for a Question and Answer session and tour of Centre Block. […]

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National Post View: You paid for these ads

Posted on April 29, 2015

To judge by their actions, the federal Conservatives are greatly concerned that some Canadians, somewhere, might be left uninformed about government spending on programs and projects […]

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Tory Government To Spend Millions Advertising Child Care Benefit Passed Last Year

Posted on April 28, 2015

The Conservative government is spending $3.5 million this year to advertise a child care benefit that was passed last year but is central to the Conservatives’ […]

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Government spending $13.5-million in ad blitz in April and May

Posted on April 28, 2015

The Conservative government has booked $13.5-million for an all-out, co-ordinated blitz in April and May to advertise its 2015 pre-election budget. The push, detailed in internal […]

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Liberal Opposition Day motion calls for end to wasteful spending on partisan government ads

Posted on April 27, 2015

Liberals today will push the House of Commons to take immediate action to end the wasteful use of Canadians’ tax dollars on partisan government advertising. “Canadians […]

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Pervasive problems with security clearances at airports and marinas, audit finds

Posted on April 17, 2015

An internal audit found widespread problems with security clearances at Canada’s airports and marinas, potentially putting Canadians, and sensitive government information and networks at risk. The issues […]

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Cabinet secrecy blocks rationale behind Harper government’s advertising slogan

Posted on April 16, 2015

Strong. Proud. Free. And a state secret. The genesis of the Harper government’s “Strong Proud Free” slogan that is currently bombarding Canadian television viewers is considered […]

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