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Canadian Heritage spends $1.45-million on one War of 1812 TV ad during Olympics, feds spend $8-million total to commemorate British-U.S. war

'It’s a heck of a lot of money, when they’ve cut back on the employment insurance and we have people coming into our offices in tears,' says Liberal MP Wayne Easter.

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Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Conservative government has lavished nearly $8-million since April, 2011, on promoting the War of 1812 anniversary this year, from millions of dollars for costly TV advertising to more than $1,000 in wine bottle neck ties.

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Canadian Heritage spends $1.45-million on one War of 1812 TV ad during Olympics, feds spend $8-million total to commemorate British-U.S. war

'It’s a heck of a lot of money, when they’ve cut back on the employment insurance and we have people coming into our offices in tears,' says Liberal MP Wayne Easter.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Conservative government has lavished nearly $8-million since April, 2011, on promoting the War of 1812 anniversary this year, from millions of dollars for costly TV advertising to more than $1,000 in wine bottle neck ties.

  

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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