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More money for government ads in budget supplement

05/10/2013 04:59 EDT | Updated 07/10/2013 05:12 EDT
The Conservative government is putting another $20 million into advertising its programs, including $12 million to advertise its push to develop and export Canadian resources, according to budget documents tabled in the House of Commons today.

The supplementary estimates update the first set of spending estimates, which were tabled before the March 21 federal budget.

The estimates show the government plans to spend an additional $20 million on advertising:

- $12 million to Natural Resources for "responsible resource development" advertising, the government's term for its work to develop and export Canadian resources.

- $5 million to Health Canada to advertise a campaign called "Protecting the health and safety of Canadians."

- $2.5 million to Human Resources and Skills Development to advertise "better jobs (skills initiatives)."

- $500,000 to Canadian Heritage for "history and heritage."

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