Prentice was among 62 Conservative MPs who have put their names on more than 130 news releases in which they announced, re-announced or otherwise took credit for nearly $3 billion in spending announcements that have gushed forth since MPs broke for summer recess 24 days ago.
An analysis by Canwest News Service shows the bulk of these spending announcements have been made in regions and ridings where the Conservatives need to win new seats to gain a majority. But in those areas of the country that are already bedrocks of Conservative support, such as Alberta or Saskatchewan, the money is barely trickling in..
Conservatives know they need another five to 10 seats in Quebec for an electoral breakthrough. Quebec ministers Lawrence Cannon and Jean-Pierre Blackburn have been leading the summer spending in their province, where there have been 31 spending announcements so far totalling more than $1.1 billion.
Ontario, too, is another crucial political battleground for the Tories and the pace of handouts there has been almost as hectic as Quebec - 27 releases for better than $360 million.
But between Winnipeg and the eastern fringes of Vancouver, where Ralph Goodale's seat in Regina is the lone Liberal outpost, spending has been more muted.
In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba combined, there have been 25 announcements for funding totalling just $62 million.
That's right, a full 2% of the total spending announcements, less when you exclude Manitoba, has been spent on the regions where people are now crying foul. Talk about a transfer of wealth, and yet, not a peep. Once again proving selective outrage, as your champions do exactly what you see RED over. What a country.