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Tory attack ads could spark election if Liberals don't respond to them well, says Nanos

'These ads are part of the public negotiation process for the next budget, and they basically say to the opposition parties "we are prepared to have an election, we are election ready and election able,"' says pollster Nik Nanos.

Courtesy Conservative Party Website
Attack!: The Conservatives are on the offensive against the Liberals with new attack ads.

PARLIAMENT HILL–The latest round of Republican-style Conservative attack ads against Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff are a test of Liberal strength that could spark an election if the Liberals respond poorly and the Conservatives “smell blood,” pollster Nik Nanos says.

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Tory attack ads could spark election if Liberals don't respond to them well, says Nanos

'These ads are part of the public negotiation process for the next budget, and they basically say to the opposition parties "we are prepared to have an election, we are election ready and election able,"' says pollster Nik Nanos.

Courtesy Conservative Party Website
Attack!: The Conservatives are on the offensive against the Liberals with new attack ads.

PARLIAMENT HILL–The latest round of Republican-style Conservative attack ads against Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff are a test of Liberal strength that could spark an election if the Liberals respond poorly and the Conservatives “smell blood,” pollster Nik Nanos says.

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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