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Apr 24, 2013  |  Vote 0    0

Spending disturbing

Stratford Gazette

Over the last month I asked our member of parliament (Gary Schellenberger) how much the government was spending on advertising its Economic Action Plan.

I was told by return mail March 19 that “it is important that the public understand the activities being undertaken by government.”

Rather than receiving a dollar figure as requested, I was directed to a website which after some considerable navigation I was able to find out that our government spent $16 million advertising the plan in the last quarter. That expenditure was 25 per cent of the advertising budget for that quarter.

At a time when cuts are being made in critical areas like environmental protection, I find this information most disturbing.

Stephen Chandler

Stratford

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