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- Calgary Herald



From a regular reader. This is fascinating:

Hi Warren:

Just thought I would give you a heads up about a slip up from the Tory web team. It seems that they were also involved in building a site for the tobacco industry, Stop Illegal Tobacco. How does one know that? Well, because they used the same meta description from the Subway Relief Line microsite, which they neglected to change:

 

Unfortunately, when you post the Tobacco site to places like Facebook, you get a John Tory talking point:

It has now also been indexed by Google, for all to see:

 

Inside baseball, to be sure. But it certainly is illustrative of the campaign Mr. Tory is running (poorly).

Thought you’d like to know. Keep up the good work!

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…and now you guys get it, too!  It’s well done. (My earlier response, however, stands, and is here.)

The Ontario Legislative Assembly, like the House of Commons in Ottawa and other Parliaments in other provinces, provides recognized party caucuses with funding for research, communication, and administrative services.
 
In Ontario, annual funding is provided to Liberal, PC, and NDP caucuses to support elected MPPs in their duties. 
 
The Liberal Caucus Service Bureau follows the same rules as the NDP caucus and PC caucus, both of whom use consultants and outside experts to support their elected officials.
 
Information about the expenditures identified is public, published in the annual Public Accounts: http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/paccts/
 
Public Accounts identifies recent payments to PC affiliated firms like the Responsive Marketing Group, and Tim Hudak advisor Michael Prell.
 
Public Accounts also identifies payments to NDP affiliated firms like NOW Communications, Strategic Communications Inc., pollster James Matsui, and former NDP Campaign Director Rob Milling.
 
All parties use their caucus budgets to consult with outside communications help to support their MPPs.

UPDATE: Radwanski knew the Ontario NDP director had a caucus services contract before he wrote his story.  He didn’t make a single mention of it, did he? How interesting.

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Lisa’s, too (and who just became a Catholic, BTW).

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Bjorn reminded me Da Brudders first LP – my fave ever, still – came out 38 years ago today. Here they are in Arturo Vega’s loft in 1975, around the time that a teenage misfit in Calgary was starting to hear about them. God-like geniuses. Can’t believe it’s been almost 40 frigging years.

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This Saturday night at the Bovine Sex Club on Queen West – see it live, buy merch, help us pay for our therapists!


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We put our clients on our web site.  Have for years.

Here’s one of the ones that, shockingly, has been there for years:

Oh, and this is where this sort of nefarious stuff all gets tracked, year after year, from the Auditor General’s web site.

Anyway, best to your Dad. Good luck and God bless, etc.