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Enough Harper video

A clever new one from the Enough Harper people. Peter Donolo needs to subscribe to these folks asap!

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A Liberal dream ad?

How fast can Ignatieff speak? If he can say the following in 30 seconds, it’s pretty much exactly the kind of Liberal ad that I’d cheer for.

You can tell a lot about someone by how they talk to you. We have a Prime Minister who has nothing positive to say about his record, and nothing for Canadians to hope for. All he does is talk about the Liberal Party, and he tries to make me out like a monster. Well, I’m not.

If I were him, I’d be scared to talk about the Conservative record too. He gave Canada our biggest deficit in history. He wants to spend billions of dollars on fighter jets that aren’t fit for purpose, dozens of supermax prisons that we don’t need, and huge corporate tax giveaways. Fake lakes and PR. And peanuts for seniors and everyday families across this country.

He has a record of contempt for Parliament, and contempt for Canadians. That’s why he wants to change the subject, and won’t take Canadians’ questions. He takes us for granted.

I’m proud to be a Canadian, and to be a Liberal. We’ve been there to fix big Conservative messes in the past, just like after the Mulroney years. Well, after five years of Harper, we’re ready to do it again.

(Borrowing healthily from Jean Chrétien’s LPC 2009 conference speech in Vancouver – it’s good material, and should be used!).

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New ads: is it Nike, or is it Harper?

Can you tell the difference?

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The Liberal ads

After much discussion in recent days and weeks, the Liberal Party have come out with some harder-hitting advertising. We’ve got:

Abuse of power

and Economy

What do you think of them?

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Son of Sponsorship?

Conservatives love to talk about “adscam.” A decade old, the scandal may be, but it’s fresh in the minds of anger-addled Cons who just can’t think of much else to say when the heat’s on them.

So to learn that Harper spent $130 million on advertising in 2009-2010, a 64% increase on the year before – how might the grassroots react?

Of the $130 million, more than a third was spent on Economic Action Plan signs and billboards (unsurprisingly), some of which were erected literally in the middle of nowhere. Moreover, economic stimulus is reported to have been denied to communities or groups which refused to erect these signs.

For now, it’s just one more example of CPC partisan vanity, of mismatching the priorities of government writ large, and of the Conservative Party itself. Another big example in the long list of superfluous, profligate, and frivolous spending items by a government with its roots, purportedly, in fiscal conservatism.

But for this proto-scandal to really erupt into something full-blown, I await news about who builds the Action Plan signs and hoardings. Hum. Perchance there are a Conservative Party donor or two involved? “Son of Sponsorship”?

Ignatieff and Layton – don’t let this stuff slip! Harper is gifting you with the hammers with which to beat him.

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