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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, 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