PCs, NDP excoriate Liberals over taxpayer paid Hydro ads

Both Progressive Conservative and NDP leaders excoriated the Liberal government in the Legislature Monday for using public money to pay for ads that promote reductions to the cost of Hydro. PC leader Brown called the use of public money for the advertising contempt of parliament. The ads so far appear only on radio and the Internet but Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault said the government has spent less than $1 million to date. How much less, he wouldn’t say but he revealed that print and TV ads will likely be added soon.