Union-funded anti-Conservative attack ads: Why are they so terrible?
Twenty-six years ago, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada attacked then-Liberal leader Jean Chretien with a not-very-good attack ad during a federal election.
People quite justifiably saw this not-very-good attack ad as targeting Chretien’s Bell’s Palsy, which is further evidence for the ad itself being not very good.
According to CTV‘s Don Martin, Andrew Scheer’s Official Opposition Conservative party has outpaced Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party despite the fact that the Liberals currently form the government.
Today, Martin tweeted: “Interesting that the Official Opposition Conservatives raised over $8 million from 50,000 donors in the first quarter of 2019. Liberals, despite being the government, only pocketed $3.9 million from 33,000 donors.”
The Conservatives are not only out-earning the Liberals so far in 2019, they also have 17,000 more donors at this time.
The CBC reports that “At over $4 million, the gap between the Conservatives and Liberals is the widest in any quarter since the 2011 federal election, when the Liberals were dealt their worst electoral showing in party history.”
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