B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix releases negative campaign ad — against himself

·Politics Reporter

This has to be one the most clever political advertisements in British Columbian history — maybe even in Canadian history.

For background: the governing B.C. Liberals — Premier Christy Clark's party — have gone negative ahead of a May 14th election. For the past several months, the Liberals have been chiding the New Democrats for their record when they were in government in the 1990s.

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Particularly, they've been going after NDP leader Adrain Dix: Dix was Premier Glen Clark's Chief of Staff in the 90s and was let go because he backdated a memo in a regard to a police investigation into the distribution of provincial casino licences.

Dix later admitted the memo was an "error in judgment."

Nevertheless, the Liberals have been trying to use the 1990s against Dix.

Here is his clever response:

Despite your political leanings, you've got to admit that that's funny.

And it's sort of apropos that it's released on April Fools' Day.

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