Politics March 20, 2012
Canada's 'Attack Ad' Season Starts (A Little Early)

The next federal election is still three years away, but the attack ads have already started: the Conservative party just launched an ad online targeting interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae. The ad targets Rae for his economic record as the premier of Ontario from 1990 to 1995. It also includes footage from Bob's recent appearance in the red chair, in which he defends his record and anticipates Tory attacks.

That clip's below:

The preemptive attack has the other parties paying attention: the NDP has stated that it is preparing a "significant" ad campaign to promote its new leader before the Conservatives can create ads of their own.

This got us thinking about attack ads in general. During the last election, we created some videos targeting the... less popular parties: the Marijuana Party, the Communists and the lesser-known "House Party". And while we can't be sure that the ads had an effect, none of these parties elected a single MP. Just saying.

Check out our searing attacks below:

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