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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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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE