The Super Bowl, brought to you by you

Bruce Cheadle provides another accounting of how much the Harper government has increased public spending on advertising to promote itself.

Meanwhile, NDP MP Mathieu Ravignat has filed the following order paper question.

With regards to advertising by the Government of Canada during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013: (a) what was the total cost for advertising; and (b) what was the cost for each advertisement shown?

The government has 45 days to respond.