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NEWS: Harper spends $63.6 million on advertising

The Toronto Star reports, “The Conservative government wants to spend another $4 million on an advertising campaign to promote its interpretation of changes to the environmental assessment process for natural resources development. ‘Preserving our heritage, now and for future generations,’ a narrator says at the end of a television commercial featuring beautiful Canadian vistas and a list of measures the federal government says it has taken to protect the environment. …(Treasury Board) documents show cabinet approved a total of nearly $63.6 million in spending on advertising in the first two quarters of fiscal 2012-13 alone (including an advertisement about changes to Old Age Security and a vignette on the War of 1812).”