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|National Post: Booklet sent to Winnipeg Mayor's office insinuates politician endorses Scientology|
|The Happiness Angle|
A religious booklet sent to his office makes it seem that Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz officially endorses the musings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Mayor Katz's image and the official City of Winnipeg logo appear on the back cover of the 68-page booklet, which implores readers to observe life lessons such as "do not take alcohol to excess," "don't be promiscuous," "preserve your teeth" and "don't do anything illegal." The booklet, called The Way to Happiness, purports to be "presented by Sam Katz, mayor" and even includes Mayor Katz's 2006 re-election slogan, "Our City, Our Future" above a bogus letter laden with his slogans such as a "climate of opportunity." But Winnipeg's Mayor, pictured, and the city have nothing to do with the publication, 20 copies of which were sent to Mayor Katz's office as part of an international effort to get political leaders to promote writings by the late Mr. Hubbard..
31 October 2007
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