Saint John MP Rodney Weston did what any politician would do when a new YMCA was built in his riding. He grabbed a shovel and smiled for the cameras.
Then Weston took it a step further. He paid for a large billboard next to a busy Saint John roadway to boast that he is personally responsible for the federal cash.
In the past week we've also seen Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre announcing government cheques while wearing Conservative swag. And Science and Technology Minister Ed Holder use a funding announcement to promote a local MP.
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