Despite adamant government claims to the contrary, dozens of photos of Prime Minister Stephen Harper have vanished from the taxpayer-funded website that promotes the Conservative economic plan.
The photos disappeared after The Canadian Press questioned the government about complaints of partisanship in federal advertising, including a website plastered with Harper photos.
"We have not removed any pictures of the PM," a Privy Council Office spokeswoman insisted late Monday.
A spokesman for the prime minister made the same assertion.
After being presented with a cached image of the www.actionplan.gc.ca site from last week which featured over 40 photos of Harper, the government did not respond to further inquiries on the matter Tuesday.
Maritime lobster fishermen in need of financial help got a lift of another kind Tuesday when they were directed to a toll-free number that was supposed to detail an aid package but connected them to a lusty sex line instead.
One of the several toll-free information numbers released by Fisheries Minister Gail Shea hooks callers up to a sex line that offers fishermen nary a detail on the lobster stimulus package.
“Hey there hot stuff, I’ve been waiting for your call,” a breathless female voice proffers.
“Are you ready for some tantalizing fun?”
Sorry Madam, but there is nothing tantalizing or fun about these twits.
But everyone has bad days. Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow Harper will make up for missing the climate change talks going on in NYC while he was there to talk to Mayor Bloomberg. Although he will make it for dinner.
Actually no. The tragic history of today gets repeated as a farce.
The Prime Minister’s itinerary for tomorrow. No really.
11:30 a.m. – Prime Minister Stephen Harper will participate in a photo opportunity.
Tim Hortons Innovation Centre
226 Wyecroft Road
*Photo opportunity (cameras and photographers only)
Now I realize that at least 20% of the Conservative vote can be explained by SoCons and other troglodytes who will believe almost anything. But as for the other 15+%. Come on people.