Wednesday, 8 September 2010

People need jobs, not signs

No cash, no signs: Tories made stimulus funds contingent on erecting billboards - The Globe and Mail
Millions of dollars in taxpayer
stimulus cash doled out by the Harper government was conditional upon
project managers putting up federal promotional signs, The Canadian
Press has learned.

The signage was so critical, in the government's estimation, that
contracts for project funding hold back up to 20 per cent of the federal
cash until a “certificate of substantial completion” is filed –
including photographic proof of sign installation and, in some cases,
Global Positioning System co-ordinates of the sign's exact location.

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