"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pease in a pod (XV)

VOCM, March 30, 2010:

Blue Windows Revealed at Confederation Buildings

Confederation Building is getting a face lift...and it's Tory blue. A portion of the Allandale Road side of the East Block has been under renovation for some time now, obscured by a huge tarp and now that it has been completed, the familar green coloured windows have been replaced with blue ones. It's one of many blue changes by government, including the license plate and highway signage.
Editorial, The Telegram, October 5, 2006:
As editorial topics go, the province's new branding strategy is a sitting duck. The province's new $1-million logo, a stylized pitcher plant, features the same provincial plant that has been used as a logo before, raising the issue of why it cost so much and took so long to develop this latest idea.


Then there's the super-syllabic "Newfoundland Labrador," a six- syllable mouthful that has dropped the easy linguistic "and" that used to appear between the names of the two parts of this province. The letters of the name are Tory-blue, a subliminal push for the current government.
James Travers, Toronto Star, June 29, 2007:
They're painting the town blue for Canada Day in the nation's capital this year.

Though the red and white of Canada's flag is usually the dominant colour scheme for the big party in Ottawa on July 1, blue seems to be all the rage this year – a good, solid Conservative blue, to match the government in power.

Workers have been erecting the main stage for festivities this week on Parliament Hill. By yesterday, it was evident the favoured hue seems to have definitely shifted from red – which also happens to be the colour of the Liberal party, the Conservatives' arch-rivals.

The huge stage, similar to the kind seen at big outdoor rock concerts, is solid blue, as is the large overhang.
Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press, September 21, 2009:
The Conservative government is spending more than five times as many taxpayer dollars on promoting its economic plan as it is on raising public awareness about the flu pandemic.


All the ads direct viewers to a Tory-blue government web site that includes more than 40 different photos of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and refers repeatedly to "the Harper government" -- apparently in direct contravention of Treasury Board communications policy.



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