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News Release – Jones: Questions Minister of Infrastructure on Taxpayer Funded Partisan Ads

“In the Auditor General’s 2016 report, the Auditor raised serious concerns about the government spending taxpayer dollars on partisan ads,” said Jones.

“In the report, the Auditor said the government’s infrastructure ads were “self- congratulatory and aimed at ensuring that the government gets credit for its potential future spending plans,” said Jones.

“Your latest online infrastructure ad brags about projects in Toronto and Brampton. They are exactly what the Auditor said should not be happening!” said Jones.

“Instead of raising awareness about the fentanyl crisis or signs of human trafficking or child abuse, the government chooses to brag,” said Jones.

“The government isn’t using these ads to help Ontarians; they are spending taxpayer dollars to promote the Liberal Party,” said Jones.

“Will the Minister tell Ontarians how much of their money his ministry has wasted on these partisan ads?” asked Jones.

“The Minister chose to ignore the question and frankly did not appear to even be listening. Spending taxpayer dollars properly should be a priority for this government, not self-congratulatory boasting,” said Jones.

Link to Video of Question: https://youtu.be/SfV3wlXX16I

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