Where’s the truth in advertising?

Dear editor,

I have watched an advertisement on TV that claims the federal government has cut $36 billion from heath care funding. I have great trouble with this ad for two reasons. There is no credit given to whatever organization is funding the ad and there is no truth in the claim.

Every federal budget has increased the spending on health care during the prime ministry of Steven Harper. The current funding for health care is now over 50 per cent higher than it was in 2006 when Harper became Prime Minister which is higher than the rate of inflation and higher than the rate of population growth.

There are organizations that want more spent on health care and there are other organizations that want to defeat the Conservatives in the October elections. I would ask them to identify themselves and not to resort to absolute lies in their advertisements.

Delbert Doll

Courtenay