The Minister's readers:
The Department of Citizenship and Immigration spent almost $750,000 monitoring ethnic media over the past three years, including assessments of election campaign events and "perceptions" of minister Jason Kenney.
A series of contracts from March 2009 through May 2012 cost taxpayers $745,050, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access to information law.
Hmm. Why can I never get one of these plush government contracts? If Minister Kenney would like me to monitor the Portuguese press in Canada, he just needs to send me an e-mail. My rates are quite reasonable.