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PCO says use of its letterhead touting feds' more tough-on-crime bills in works an error by news wire service, now corrected

The Privy Council Office says a mistake by the news wire service it uses to disseminate government news releases led to the distribution of a politically-themed news release on Monday from Government House Leader Peter Van Loan under the letterhead of the Privy Council Office, a branch intended to serve Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet in a non-partisan way.

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The Privy Council Office is the bureaucracy behind the PMO, but it’s not supposed to be partisan. NDP MP Pat Martin criticized a recent news release on PCO letterhead describing the tough-on-crime bills in the works by the Harper government. But the PCO later said it has been mistakenly posted by Marketwire and corrected it.

 

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PCO says use of its letterhead touting feds' more tough-on-crime bills in works an error by news wire service, now corrected

The Privy Council Office says a mistake by the news wire service it uses to disseminate government news releases led to the distribution of a politically-themed news release on Monday from Government House Leader Peter Van Loan under the letterhead of the Privy Council Office, a branch intended to serve Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet in a non-partisan way.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Privy Council Office is the bureaucracy behind the PMO, but it’s not supposed to be partisan. NDP MP Pat Martin criticized a recent news release on PCO letterhead describing the tough-on-crime bills in the works by the Harper government. But the PCO later said it has been mistakenly posted by Marketwire and corrected it.

 

  

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