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Conservative party should worry it’s attracting more than its share of haters

By Chantal HÉbert      

For the party—which as recently as a year ago was running the federal government—to play host on its Facebook page to an accumulation of calls for the PM's death is astounding.

A link posted this month by interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose on her party's Facebook page to the broadcast of the Tragically Hip finale attracted a steady flow of negative comments about the CBC, Trudeau’s attendance at the concert, and the band itself.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

MONTREAL—While scores of Canadians were spending the summer smugly lamenting the ugly tone of the American presidential campaign, Canada’s Conservative party was allowing calls for the assassination of Justin Trudeau to be posted on its Facebook page. Don’t abandon this column to see for yourself. After The Walrus documented the posts, the party cleaned up its page. In a tweet, Conservative communications director Cory Hann described the comments as “totally unacceptable.” He promised they would be removed quickly

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