By guest blogger Alison@Creekside
Hi! I’m Splotchy, the Con’s new talking oilspill mascot.
. . . Retail Media Inc . . . Retail Media Inc . . .
Hey I remember them!
“OTTAWA — It was the Conservative party’s friends, not its political enemies, that aroused Elections Canada suspicions about overspending in the 2006 election campaign.
“According to a sworn affidavit, executives with Retail Media Inc., the Toronto ‘media buying’ firm for the Conservatives, balked when investigators showed them an invoice on the company’s letterhead.
“The executives ‘didn’t recognize’ the invoice, similar to that filed by about 15 Conservative candidates among 67 from the 2006 election seeking more than $825,000 in taxpayer-funded rebates.
“Marilyn Dixon, chief operating officer, suggested the invoice ‘must have been altered or created by someone’ because they didn’t look like the ones her firm submitted to the Conservative Party of Canada.
“Now, the party is under investigation for filing returns with Elections Canada ‘that it knew or ought reasonably to have known contained a materially false or misleading statement’ on advertising expenses.”
But never mind that. Or Bernier’s security breach. Or what Con operatives offered the dying Cadman. Or that we dismissed the vote passed by opposition parties calling for a cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 1990 levels by 2050. Or the leak to the press that Obama/Clinton didn’t really mean their campaign statements about reopening NAFTA. Or the new softwood lumber penalties. Or our refusal to repatriate Khadr. Or the travesty that is the Toronto Terrorist 18, scratch that, 11 trial. Or our continuing participation in Operation Enduring Freedom. Or regressive immigration practices shoved into a budget bill. Or the proposed treaty with the murdering Colombia regime. Or the SPP and sucking up to Bush.
Never mind all of that. Just keep your eyes on my simple message to you: TAXES ARE BAD. DION IS NOT A LEADER.