Anthony Rota, Liberal candidate for Nipissing–Timiskaming, says he is disappointed in his Conservative opponent’s record of wasting public funds.
In a news release, Rota says, "Documents released by the House of Commons this week show that Conservative candidate Jay Aspin spent $9,982.76 on 'ten-percenter' mailings between April and June of this year — the sixth-highest amount of any MP during that three-month period.
"This raises Mr. Aspin’s total spending on these wasteful and partisan junk mailings to $57,979.27 since 2011," Rota said.
“The Harper Conservatives have wasted $750-million, and counting, on blatantly self-serving advertising, paid for by Canadian taxpayers,” Mr.Rota said. “Conservative MPs, including Mr. Aspin, have wasted a further $14.3-million on junk mail since 2009. The Conservatives have clearly lost the ability to distinguish between their narrow political interests and the public interest.”
Rota says the Liberal Party would place a ban on the "Conservative practice of wasteful and partisan government advertising. Proposed ads will be reviewed by an Advertising Commissioner to ensure they are non-partisan and related to actual government requirements."