What better sign of a forthcoming election campaign than a fresh batch of attack ads making their way across Canadian airwaves and social networks?
In the past few days all three main parties — the Conservatives, NDP and Liberals — have released ads, giving some glimpses into campaign strategies and messaging to come.
The Liberal Party’s advertisement takes clear aim at the Conservatives, reminding viewers of a single day of government and PC mistakes and missteps that occured May 7, 2015 (an ad which has some marked similarities to a recent Andrew Coyne column in the National Post). The ghosts of an omnibus budget bill, a government’s “vanity” video that showed faces of special forces soldiers and Mike Duffy’s past being put on display in court haunt the Conservatives’ present.
The Conservative Party’s ad is all about Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. It’s a more moderate attack against Trudeau than they’ve done before. But there’s no mention of the NDP or Mulcair, suggesting theRead More »from New ads from federal parties reveal tone and targets for eventual election