Harper-says.ca - Interactive tool allows Canadians to express their outrage over Conservative cuts

Apr 11, 2013, 14:00 ET from PSAC

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 despicable."

To watch the videos, and for more information on the Harper government's cuts, please visit the campaign website at: www.HarperHatesME.ca.