Manitoba bills itself as a friendly place, but you might not know it from the provincial election campaign.

The amount of attacks ads and verbal accusations in advance of Tuesday's vote has turned off some voters.

Lindsay Hamel, a 32-year-old Winnipeg woman, said she doesn't want to vote for anyone this time, and two of her friends feel the same way.

Hamel said this has been the most negative campaign she can remember.

Paul Thomas, who teaches political science at the University of Manitoba, agreed the campaign is more negative than recent ones. That's partly due to the fact that the race is close this time around, he said.

Thomas also said negative ads are becoming more common at all levels of the political arena, because they have proven to be effective.

The NDP has spent a lot of time accusing the Progressive Conservatives of having a secret plan to privatize Crown corporations and have poked fun at leader Hugh McFadyen's suits.

The PCs have accused the NDP of going easy on criminals and of having a secret plan to raise the provincial sales tax.

Tories create fake NDP website

The Conservatives have also fired a shot at the NDP in cyberspace.

The Tories bought the domain name for, which is similar to, the official NDP website.

The Tory version of the site even uses the familiar NDP orange and a big image of Selinger.

However, the site is far from flattering in every other way. It accuses the NDP of broken promises, highlighting Selinger and his government's failures.

The Tories are making a concerted effort to drive traffic to the faux website, and have mailed out 200,000 postcards directing voters to the fake site, according to veteran PC campaign manager Marni Larkin

The NDP have not responded to CBC requests for a comment on the website.