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Democracy Watch calls on Ontarians to file complaint with Ad Council about Ford government’s false carbon tax ad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, April 26, 2019

OTTAWA – Today, Democracy Watch called on Ontarians to file a complaint with the Ad Council about the Ford government’s false carbon tax ad.

As the media has reported, the Ford government’s advertisement about the federal carbon tax is false because it fails to mention that Ontarians will receive rebates that equal or exceed the amount of carbon tax they will pay each year.

The Ad Council prohibits anyone from filing a public complaint, so Democracy Watch is encouraging Ontarians to file their own confidential complaint – they can do this on the Ad Council’s website at:
https://adstandards.ca/complaints/how-to-submit-a-complaint/.

“The Ford government’s half-truth ads about the federal carbon tax are wholly misleading, and hopefully Ontarians will file complaints with Canada’s truth-in-advertising watchdog to stop the ads as soon as possible,” said Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch
Tel: (613) 241-5179 Cell: 416-546-3443
info@democracywatch.ca

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