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U.S. political advertising experts urge Trudeau to hit back hard against Tory attacks, but Liberals say Trudeau’s determined to take high road

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau risks permanent damage from a barrage of Conservative attack ads trying to brand him as an inexperienced leader ‘in over his head’ unless the Liberals mount an equally forceful campaign establishing Mr. Trudeau’s qualities and character the way they want the public to see him, political advertising strategists for both Democrat and Republican campaigns in the U.S. told The Hill Times Thursday.

Screen captures courtesy of the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is depicted as a dreamy, airhead in the Conservative attack ad, but the Liberals have countered with an ad showing Mr. Trudeau, a former teacher, in a classroom, shutting off the Conservative ad on TV, and trying to take the high road.

 

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U.S. political advertising experts urge Trudeau to hit back hard against Tory attacks, but Liberals say Trudeau’s determined to take high road

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau risks permanent damage from a barrage of Conservative attack ads trying to brand him as an inexperienced leader ‘in over his head’ unless the Liberals mount an equally forceful campaign establishing Mr. Trudeau’s qualities and character the way they want the public to see him, political advertising strategists for both Democrat and Republican campaigns in the U.S. told The Hill Times Thursday.

Screen captures courtesy of the Conservative Party and the Liberal Party
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is depicted as a dreamy, airhead in the Conservative attack ad, but the Liberals have countered with an ad showing Mr. Trudeau, a former teacher, in a classroom, shutting off the Conservative ad on TV, and trying to take the high road.

 

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, October 26, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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