Poilievre criticized for PC logo during announcement
Halifax — Pierre Poilievre’s decision to wear a Conservative Party golf shirt during an announcement Monday on child care benefits payments is being criticized by the opposition as an attempt to put a party brand on public money. The employment minister donned the blue shirt with the party crest in Halifax as he kicked off a national effort to tout benefit payments being mailed to families. Liberal MP Adam Vaughan, the party critic for the Treasury Board, cited a 2010 ruling by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner that criticized the use of Conservative party logos on cheques and other props during federal announcements. The ruling said using partisan identifiers in announcing government initiatives diminishes public confidence in the integrity of governing institutions.