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War of 1812 ads during Olympic television coverage cost $1.64-million

Government 'increasing Canadians’ knowledge of the War of 1812 by inviting them to learn about some of the heroes who fought for Canada and helped shape our country,' says Canadian Heritage minister spokesperson.

Canadian Olympic Committee photo by Mike Ridewood
Go Canada!: Canadian flag bearer Christine Sinclair poses with a Canadian flag at the Canadian Olympic Committee closing press conference for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Aug. 12, 2012.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Taxpayers paid $1.64-million for a series of militaristic advertisements Canadian Heritage placed on CTV during its Olympic Games coverage to promote the War of 1812’s 200th anniversary, The Hill Times has learned.

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War of 1812 ads during Olympic television coverage cost $1.64-million

Government 'increasing Canadians’ knowledge of the War of 1812 by inviting them to learn about some of the heroes who fought for Canada and helped shape our country,' says Canadian Heritage minister spokesperson.

Canadian Olympic Committee photo by Mike Ridewood
Go Canada!: Canadian flag bearer Christine Sinclair poses with a Canadian flag at the Canadian Olympic Committee closing press conference for the 2012 London Olympic Games, Aug. 12, 2012.

PARLIAMENT HILL—Taxpayers paid $1.64-million for a series of militaristic advertisements Canadian Heritage placed on CTV during its Olympic Games coverage to promote the War of 1812’s 200th anniversary, The Hill Times has learned.

  

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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