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Monday, November 28, 2005

Liberal promises now almost $25 billion...

Just when you thought the spending binge couldn't go's now up to $24.5 billion. Just think how much higher it will go during the campaign. Here's an excerpt from a press release from the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation.
“Announcing $24.5-billion in spending over 23 days works out to more than $1-billion per day or $44-million every hour,” observed CTF federal director John Williamson. “With the federal government budgeted to spend $163.7-billion on all programs in fiscal 2005/06, $24.5-billion represents 15 per cent of the entire fiscal year’s planned expenditures.”

The CTF estimates that half of these announcements represent new spending not included in either the 2005 Budget or the 2005 Economic Update released on November 14th. Further, most of the spending is being announced in swing ridings where the Liberals are vulnerable and where the electoral battles are tight between government members and the opposition parties.

Some of the spending gems include:

$332,528 for assisting Quebec’s blueberry industry.
$139,000 for fish harvesters skills promotion in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
$276,000 for the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario.
$361,666 to put synthetic turf on a soccer field in Longueuil, Quebec.


Blogger ferrethouse said...

The best part is how CTV found some "observers" that state that pre-election spending is normal. $25 billion worth of it is NOT normal. This is their headline...

Observers say pre-election spending a tradition

4:10 PM  
Blogger Road Hammer said...

Let's not forget that a CTV exec is the Ontario chair for the Lib campaign.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous simoncat said...

Don't forget all the help the Liberals are getting from the media spin. Today's Globe is awash in anti Conservative sentiment already, and the conventional "wisdom" from the bully pulpit at CFRB today says that Harper is an opportunist, and a grinchy one at that for ruining the Canadian voter's Christmas.

That Scary Stephen. Not even having the cheek to offer to buy us with our own money.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous HAL said...

C'mon, I happen to like blueberries.

9:24 PM  
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