I suppose the most reliable way of avoiding the cynical attempts by the Canadian government to idiotize their own population through relentless Action Plan ads is to simply throw away your television.  Then again, Action Plan ads appear at bus stops, billboards, throughout the internet and probably in the restroom at your local diner.  To show that the government doesn’t lack a sense of humor, one of the latest ads boldly claims that Ottawa (wait for it) loves the environment.

As Rick Mercer speculates in this recent rant, one has to wonder whether or not officials responsible for comprising these things have privately taken bets on how stupid they think Canadians actually are.