Ontario Conservative MP Guy Lauzon has asked a very profound order paper question that reveals Justin Trudeau and the Liberals laser-like focus on the perception of social media popularity at any cost.
“With regard to expenditures related to Twitter since January 1st, 2016, broken down by department and agency, what are the details of all such expenditures including date, amount, topic, and tweet that was promoted if known, and a description of the goods or services provided is different than a promoted tweet?”
I knew the Liberals spent a lot of money on social media, but I didn't think the response to this order paper question would be 212 carefully itemized pages long.
Today, I examine the responses, ministry by ministry.
The worst offender was Veterans Affairs. While Trudeau was telling our wounded heroes they were asking for more than he could give, the ministry tasked with their care was giving almost $700,000 to Twitter for likes and retweets.
After going through the whole document, the total amount spent by the Liberal government to promote their tweets on Twitter is approaching nearly $3,000,000 over three years.
That’s enough to buy Captain Kimberly Fawcett 79 brand new prosthetic legs.