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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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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.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
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GRIC directors feel the chill.
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From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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