Oops, they did it again

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You might be forgiven if, on reading the following, you assume it was published by the Conservative Party of Canada:

Mississauga, Ontario, February 18, 2013... Today, the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of National Revenue, joined by Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville, announced that Canadian families receive substantial tax savings and increased child benefits as a result of the actions taken by the Harper Government since 2006.

"Our Government is committed to supporting hard-working Canadian families by keeping taxes low," said Minister Shea. "We understand that reducing their taxes allows them to keep more of their hard-earned money and meet the financial challenges of raising a family."

As a direct result of the Harper Government's strong record of providing tax relief to Canadians, the average family of four now receives more than $3,100 in extra tax savings, including $960 from the two‑percentage‑point reduction in the goods and services tax (GST).

That's the first three paragraphs of a news release on the Canada Revenue Agency website.

I'm sure the minister will be horrified when she learns of it and will deliver a stern lecture to the bureaucrat who was foolish enough to publish partisan material on a government site. And I'm sure it's entirely coincidental that this kind of thing keeps happening to the poor Conservatives, who are at the mercy of civil servants who just don't understand the rules.

H/t to J. Andrew Potter on Twitter.

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