The permanent campaign

Metro readers in London were greeted this morning with the image of Stephen Harper waving happily from an Electro-Motive locomotive.

I’ve asked the NDP how they support the claim of “$5 million in tax giveaways to EMD” and will report back if or when I have a response. Mike Moffatt has already quibbled with this idea.

Update 5:25pm. The NDP responds that it’s on the “public record” and has been “covered in many stories.”

[The] company benefitted from 5 million credit on locomotives. Also from capital cost allowance. And also as a profitable company from Harper’s blind corp tax cuts. Harper went to EMD to tout how measures like these would keep jobs in london. He was wrong. That’s the clear message of the ads.