Veterans Affairs Advertising – where was the sound economic management?

I responded to a letter from Minister of Veterans Affairs, Julian Fantino, to the Kingston Whig-Standard on Saturday, June 12:

Here is what I wrote, published on July 15:


Indeed, they had a choice, spend more money on advertising or spend more money on transition services (where there was only a $11,000 increase in this year’s budget versus $4 million more on advertising. Why was moving resources from direct services into advertising a sound economic management decision?


Fantino’s Office Responds!

Here is what Minister Fantino’s office wrote in the Whig Standard:




Whoa! I was criticizing an increase in the advertising budget, not cancelling advertising…

So, here is my reponse:


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