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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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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, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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