Madam Speaker, I would like to make it clear that I don't question the government's privilege to pay for propaganda which makes it look good. And, I don't, as I said in my letter to the Premier, begrudge Above and Beyond for very successfully hustling some $100,000 to $150,000 out of three government departments.
But, my question to the Premier -- which she hasn't answered, and which is the same question I asked in my letter -- is are there not policies in place when the government is spending that kind of money -- over $100,000 of our precious public funds -- which require tendering of amounts, when there are other publishers, including northern-owned operators, operating in a highly competitive market place, including, may I say, one company operating in my constituency?
Are there not policies in place which would allow other companies and community newspapers to be given a chance to bid for that kind of opportunity? Thank you.