The Canadian Press

2015-04-29 | Partisan Ads

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Ontario's auditor general says the Liberal government is proposing changes to advertising rules that would "gut" her office's oversight and have the public paying for partisan ads. Bonnie Lysyk says the government wants to define partisan by banning the use of an elected member's picture, name, voice or the colour or logo associated with the political party. She says she's concerned that blatantly partisan ads would slip through. (Lysyk says in the past 10 years the auditor general has reviewed more than 7,200 ads worth over $400 million and has rejected less than one per cent, for partisan or other reasons.)

Date: 2015-04-29
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I can only presume by making these significant changes that there is the intent to put out as that perhaps if that had been discussed with us we would have been concerned about >>


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