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Avaaz.ca lays the smackdown on John Baird’s campaign

This is an amusing story and typical of how John Baird operates (like a clown). Avaaz.ca officially launched their campaign today taking on the Harper government’s inactivity on climate change. Avaaz falls under third-party status during an Canadian election whereby a third party is allowed to spend a maximum of 150 grand on a national scale during the election period.

The news conference itself was rather ho-hum according to Kady O’Malley, at least until one of John Baird’s staffers – the Environment Minister and one of the Conservative MP’s that Avaaz is going to be targeting in their ad campaign – showed up with some literature:

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Canadian music artists join together to defeat Harper, fight climate change.

The press release here. The song they recorded is here. A who’s who of the Canadian musical scene:

The Canadian artists who rallied together for this effort include: K-OS, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Ben Kowalewicz of Billy Talent, Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace, Sarah Harmer, Hawksley Workman, Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene, Darren Dumas of The Salads and the Arts Offstage Choir under the direction of David Reed.

They’ll also be sending this recording to Canadian radio stations and to get it played prior to the October 14th vote.

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