Poilievre crit­i­cized for PC logo dur­ing an­nounce­ment

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

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.


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