04 August 2015

#2 Canada’s Excessive Advertising Plan

If you haven’t seen them or heard them, you don’t have a television and you don’t get out much. “Canada’s Economic Action Plan” seems to have been designed to stimulate the recovery of the sign-making and TV commercial-making industries. If that were the truth, I might have to concede that it was quite successful.

The government told us that the ads were to make sure that Canadians could take advantage of the programs outlined in the federal budget, even, it seems, when the programs weren’t really underway. Now, not every program or investment that was promoted was non-existent, but you can be sure that the first action item in each project that did receive funding was the same: get that sign up!

Further reading here.

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