Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Kenney's Scheme For Immigrant Manipulation And Deception

So I walk into my local Chinese eatery for some fine ginger beef, and I see this image.

Almost hurled my wontons...

Beyond what is the "over-the-top" way Kenney/Harper have approached what they always saw as "the immigrant problem", or the issue with people who live in "ghettoes", this is just wrong from a Political Advertising perspective.

Fraud? Campaign spending gone overboard? Just WHAT is a document clearly from "Minister" Kenney's office doing hung on a wall in a very public restaurant, with the ugly giant Conservative "C" emblazoned on it???

Not only wrong in principle, this little piece of work also makes people who aren't political hacks assume that the message is from the government AND the Conservative Party - which are apparently one and the same! It is partisan to a fault - and most likely illegal.

It's great psychology: Like the child in school, give them a "gold star" so they become "teacher's pet". Unfortunately it is a very immoral use of public resources. Conservative logo on an award purportedly from the Minister's office, given to a business to display in a very public place SMACKS of election fraud. How else can you explain Kenney's use of such a tool?

I have campaigned at a high level with political parties in the 3 Western-most provinces, and have never seen such blatant disregard for democracy, ever - and certainly no such displays of advertising subverting advertising spending laws... (which is what Kenney's little ploy here translates to).

Usage of public funds for partisan purpose.

I've said it a million times before, but I'll say it again: Jason Kenney must go!

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WesternGrit said...

Just being facetious about the walking into a restaurant part...

Anonymous said...

Harper's abuse of office is far beyond excessive, contemptuous and surely illegal.
I've been wondering how an individual voter might bring about a law suit against Harper's Conservatives?