Monday, April 10, 2006

Saskatchewan budget advertising

I was just watching Prison Break, which in my opinion is the best show on television right now. I was enjoying the show when all of a sudden it was interrupted by a commercial featuring Finance Minister Andrew Thomson. The ad was to promote the business tax reforms that were included in the budget and how they lead to Saskatchewan being a better place to "live, work and raise a family."

More taxpayer-funded propaganda in Saskatchewan...and just a couple months before a byelection. Surprise, surprise.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

No surprise here, not from this bunch;

I've not seen the commercial: does Thompson apologize for the NDP not doing this years ago?

David MacLean said...

Of course not...60 years of slow decline...but everything is better now.

leftdog said...

David McLean said: "I was just watching Prison Break, which in my opinion is the best show on television right now."

To which I ask, "why, did you see any of Grant Devine's former Cabinet Ministers or Ministerial Assistants there?" hahahaha

Anonymous said...

I saw Mr Spudco With Mr Legalaid: and I know that there is something horrible coming down the pipe for a former high-ranking SK NDP apparatchik, something that makes the Devine era look like kids stuff: hold on, it's another nasty scandal for SK, it will make news accross Canada for sure, maybe worldwide.

Martin said...

I don't know why you would mention the government without mentioning the Saskatchewan party Caucus TV ads that they ran in the last week of March during the 6 oclock tv CKCK news. The ad was clearly for the Saskatchewan party Caucus so that is tax dollers from their grant. So whats the difference. You paid for those ads with taxes to. i want us to be consistent on this. okay?

Anonymous said...

I never saw those other adds, Martin, but these budget adds are merely propaganda, designed to keep the SK population pacified and deluded (and voting NDP, or else!). They are for the benefit of the NDP, not of the province, and there is a big difference.
And what of the new fraud at SaskPower (over 100K) that was on the evening news, Tuesday, April 11? Once again, public monies not spent in the best interestes of the Province.

David MacLean said...

Honest answer: I didn't know those ads were paid for out of the caucus budgets. But really, how is different from any other ad spending. Both parties buy ads in weekly newspapers and all sorts of other promotional activities. And I highly doubt the Sask PArty campaign is worth anywhere near the $450,000 spent on the budget advertising.

You know "Martin," it's funny because that's exactly, almost to the word, what Andrew Thomson said in a scrum today. It's almost as if...you work there or something...no...it can't be.

sask.taxpayers federation said...

You talk as though the NDP are the only party to do this. Wake up and smell the horse manure.

Anonymous said...

You're right stf: the Communist Party does the same ting. So did the Baathists. I agree, there are probably others.

sask.taxpayers federation said...

Grant Devine did it a lot courtesy of free air time on one of the Radio stations. Lest we forget.

Anonymous said...

before my time, stf. You seem stuck in that era: the problem with SK is that people like you, stuck in that mindset, are in charge, dooming this province to relive the battles of teh past as the restof Canada and the world moves on.

Anonymous said...

ok, stf, you win: Devine's regime was jsut as bad as Calvert's.
Now, time to turn a page!!!

sask.taxpayers federation said...

Don't insult me.

Anonymous said...

It's not about you old-timing stf: it's about squandered potential under the Devine and Calvert eras, and about trying to turn this province around abd do something positive for the future.

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