OTTAWA, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the ongoing "Harper Hates Me"
campaign, designed to draw attention to the dangerous impact of
Conservative cuts to public services, the Public Service Alliance of
Canada, National Capital Region (PSAC-NCR) today released an
interactive web app allowing Canadians to poke fun at our notoriously
aloof Prime Minister.
"We believe the Prime Minister should be more accessible to his
constituents," said Larry Rousseau, PSAC's Regional Executive Vice
President for the National Capital Region. "To that end, we are
offering Canadians this web 2.0 tool. Now, it will be easier than ever
to reach Stephen Harper and let him know what you think of his cuts."
Canadians who visit the site www.Harper-says.ca will be able to write their own caption and add it to one of the photos
from Stephen Harper's Flickr account. They can then share it directly
with the Prime Minister, and their friends, over Twitter and other
social networks. Visitors will be able to get creative, and tell the
world what they imagine Harper is thinking.
This interactive tool is part of a campaign of four short videos
highlighting specific areas of public services where Harper's cuts will
affect the health, safety and well being of citizens. The first clip,
about food inspection, was released on March 14 and has over 46,000
views in English and French. The second clip, launched on April 4 and
titled "Fly Air Harper", shines a light on the impact of federal cuts
to aviation safety.
"When government cuts are putting the safety of passengers in jeopardy,
it becomes clear that there is no more fat to be cut from the public
service," continued Rousseau. "These cuts run so deep that they are
putting the safety of Canadians from coast to coast to coast at risk.
The Conservatives are gambling with our lives, and I find that
To watch the videos, and for more information on the Harper government's
cuts, please visit the campaign website at: www.HarperHatesME.ca.
For further information:
Regional Political Communications Officer