University Of Calgary Research Funds Conservative Attack Ads

Posted on Thursday, April 17 at 21:24 by sthompson

'Research' at U of C paid for attack ads
Mike De Souza, Canwest News Service
Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A radio ad campaign that attacked the former Liberal government's climate change policies and participation in the international Kyoto Protocol during the 2006 election campaign was funded through "research" accounts at the University of Calgary, a newly released audit has concluded.

The internal university audit revealed the accounts, which received money from a fund at a community charity organization, collected more than $500,000 in donations...

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...The ads "were paid for from the accounts," and "may be considered third-party advertising under the Elections Act," said the audit...

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