The so-called fiscally conservative Tories are certainly not living up to their moniker when it comes to government advertising.
Last summer, you'll recall the big three Canadian wireless carriers — Bell, Telus and Rogers — launched an ad campaign against the government to fight the liberalization of new wireless rules which would have allowed U.S. telecom giant Verizon to enter the Canadian market.
The federal government fought back with a campaign of their own, which — according to a CBC News source — is costing Canadian taxpayers $9 million; $2.6 million is for television commercials while the rest is being spent on radio and newspaper ads, as well as a website.
Jake Enwright, a spokesman for Industry Minister James Moore, told CBC the ads are necessary to tell Canadians about the government's wireless policy.
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