- Social media has been a key tool in the government's communications plan for delivering the 2013 federal budget. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and his department have been sharing information from their new spending and savings plan online with the hashtag #eap13, while others have been using the #bdgt13 hashtag.
- After the release of the budget, Twitter comments were flying fast (positive & negative):
- — Marc-André Pharand (@ma_pharand)Thu, Mar 21 2013 14:51:09
- — Robert P. Willis (@robertpwillis)Thu, Mar 21 2013 14:49:59
- — EtherProject (@etherproject)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:40:16Economic Action Plan advertising is wasting HUGE amounts of taxpayers money...and it's only going to get worse! It's a con-job! #eap13
- — Tabby Lavalamp (@TabbyLavalamp)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:45:51
- — Marc Perrot (@marcperrot)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:44:48
- — Mark Frison (@markfrison)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:45:55
- — Claudio Michelutti (@cmichelutti)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:46:13Another disappointing budget #eap13 from the pretend conservative government. Still wasting billions on useless programs and CBC.
- — Thomas Coughlan (@ThomasCoughlan)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:47:43Delivered with conviction and charm. There you have it, the World's Best Finance Minister's #eap13 speech!
- — metaCanadian (@metacanada)Thu, Mar 21 2013 13:47:49
- The public was commenting ahead of the release of the budget on Twitter Thursday:
- — Little Black Suit (@lilblacksuit)Thu, Mar 21 2013 07:07:20
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