MacDougall added that this year's budget has committed the government to freezing expenses in ministers' offices.It takes a lot of manpower to fill up the comment sections of our major newspapers' web sites with pro-government posts. Recommend this Post
He explained that the rise in PMO expenses is the result of two things: A larger communications staff to help the prime minister and his ministers communicate with Canadians; and, to a lesser extent, increased travel by Harper throughout Canada as he informed the public of the government's actions to fight the recession.
"Communicating is always important. But it's even more so when Canadians are worried about their economy and what their government is doing to address it. So it's important to return every phone call and have the prime minister out there communicating."
MacDougall said a larger communication staff is needed because "news is happening all the time now, there's more media formats and more outlets." (Emphasis mine).
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I always wondered where Conservative trolls got their money: