Ottawa considers ad boost to help broadcasters
Ottawa has a new option on the table for helping local TV stations make it through the recession: buy more government ads.
The idea, which is under discussion at the cabinet's powerful committee on priorities and planning, is seen as a way to replace private advertising revenue that has fled since the onset of the financial crisis, a source told The Globe and Mail.
“In the short term, the most efficient way to get money out to broadcasters might be through advertising, because that's where the initial loss was,” said the source.
“That's where things have gone.”
What better way to aid an ailing industry, than government propaganda that helps Conservative fortunes? Just imagine, Canadians bombarded with government ads, all under the guise of "getting things done". Obnoxious.