With the clock counting down to an election call expected this weekend, the Conservative government embarked on a campaign of dozens of taxpayer-funded photo ops and press conferences this week to highlight hundreds of government projects, before the tap gets turned off.
According to a Citizen analysis, Conservative MPs announced — or in some cases re-announced — nearly $4 billion worth of government projects in communities across the country since Monday, with more rolling in as the paper went to print.
Those included everything from a $500-million ring road in Calgary to a $5,000 investment in an Ontario faucet company. There was …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen