Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Seems like our governments always have massive amounts of money to waste on the projects they get enthusiastic about, like the $3.6 million the feds spent NOT redesigning cigarette packages in an effort to scare off young smokers.
This kind of news is what gets me most when governments are going on about the need for restraint in  difficult times. I'm sure you've noticed that reduced spending is only ever a pressing issue when it involves programs and services that the average Canadian would benefit from.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq told the House health committee she put the changes on hold so her department can consider whether they're the most effective way to reach smokers.

In other words: The tobacco lobby gave big bucks the the Conservatives and the slimy politicians backed off of helping Canadians quit smoking... I could be wrong, it just might be the way these Conservatives pander to Quebec tobacco growers.