Government advertising spending
[PoliticsWatch updated 5:00 p.m, August 9, 2007]
|The Conservative government spent an
estimated $71.5 million on advertising in fiscal year
OTTAWA -- In a story first reported by PoliticsWatch, preliminary figures from Public Works
and Government Services Canada shows the Conservative
government increased government spending on advertising by 74 per cent in their first full fiscal year in power.
The government spent $71.5 million on media placements in the 2006-2007 fiscal year, compared to $41 million spent over the 2005-2006 fiscal year, the final year of the Liberal government.
While much of that money is being spent on government priorities, such as increased military recruitment advertising, the Liberals suggest some of the spending is being used for self-promotion by the government.
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