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Millions continue to be spent by federal government on promotion of ‘natural resource development’ in Canada

The federal government will spend $16.5-million this year on advertising for Canada’s natural resource sector both internationally and at home, leaving opposition MPs and labour groups wondering how, and why, the millions will be spent.

Photograph courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, pictured with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on July 15 at Rideau Hall.

Advertising funding allocated to the federal Department of Natural Resources totalled $9-million in 2012-2013 according to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and represented just over 14 per cent of total government advertising expenditures last year. 

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Millions continue to be spent by federal government on promotion of ‘natural resource development’ in Canada

The federal government will spend $16.5-million this year on advertising for Canada’s natural resource sector both internationally and at home, leaving opposition MPs and labour groups wondering how, and why, the millions will be spent.

Photograph courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, pictured with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on July 15 at Rideau Hall.

Advertising funding allocated to the federal Department of Natural Resources totalled $9-million in 2012-2013 according to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and represented just over 14 per cent of total government advertising expenditures last year. 

  

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