An order paper question from Conservative MP Harold Albrecht has revealed Minister of Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr’s extreme level of vanity and the cost of his ego.
Albrecht’s question asked:
With regard to the purchase of likes on Facebook by government departments, agencies, Crown corporations or other government entities since January 1st 2016,
A) what are the details of all such purchases including amount, date, number of likes purchased, title of page or post which received the likes; and
B) what is the total expenditures for these likes.
Across all departments, no taxpayer dollars were spent on the purchase of Facebook likes, with the exclusion of Natural Resources Canada, which showed two separate purchases.
The first was from October 23rd to November 6th 2017, when they spent $3,500 to buy 2,668 Facebook likes for a post about Energy Star Canada on their English language page. At the same time, for the same post on their French language page, they spent $1,500 to buy another 943 likes.
That's a total of $5,000 Canadian taxpayer dollars to buy 3,611 Facebook likes.
For those keeping track at home, that's $1.38 for each and every fake Facebook like, and is an indication of how completely shallow, gross and misdirected the Liberals are.
They spend $5,000 to make themselves seem popular and liked on Facebook, and spend money on glamour projects like Bollywood vacations, while Canadian veterans get accused of asking for too much back at home.
Jim Carr can't get anything done, he can't get a pipeline built and he’s failing Alberta and all of Canada. He's awful at his job.
But he knows what the most important thing is, and it's not even really being liked or being popular. Instead, it's having others think that you're liked and popular.
And Jim Carr is willing to spend your money to help him live in his illusion of being good at his job.