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    “We have far and away the best fiscal management”
    – Mr. Harper at a campaign stop in 2015

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              1. Since 2006 the Conservative government has spent $2.3 million on photographs of their cabinet ministers.
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              2. Mr. Harper’s government’s uncompetitive bidding process under-represented the true cost of 65 F-35s. The fighters were originally said to cost $9-billion but that ballooned to $46-billion.
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              3. The 2010 G20 summit in Toronto cost Canadian taxpayers $1.1-billion. Critics argued that the decision to hold the event in Toronto irresponsibly increased safety costs.
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              4. Canadian taxpayers will take a $3.5-billion loss on Mr. Harper’s bailout of the Canadian auto industry.
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              5. Canadian taxpayers paid the bill for a $1.2 billion dollar new headquarters for the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). “Camelot,” as the building is known, is the most expensive Canadian government building ever built.
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              6. In 2011, Mr. Harper hired a $90,000 per day management consulting firm to advise the government on cost savings and balancing the budget. The firm was hired without a formal, open bidding process.
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              7. The auditor general found that the voluntary National Household Survey, which replaced the long form census in 2011 – costs $22-million more than the old survey and gathered far less valuable data.
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              8. Between 2013 and 2014, Mr. Harper’s government spent $180,000 on the office of a ‘corporate social responsibility counsellor’ which would investigate human rights abuses or environmental damage caused by the Canadian mining industry abroad. No counsellor was appointed during that time.
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              9. In calling the 2015 federal election earlier, Mr. Harper will have Canadian taxpayers pay an additional $125 million dollars, reaching a projected total of $375-million.
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              10. The Federal government spent over $100 million between 2009 to 2014 advertising the Economic Action Plan. The original Economic Action Plan ads promoted stimulus spending during the recession. Since then, the program has promoted the government’s economic policies using taxpayer dollars.
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