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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
Monday, April 20, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Vickers honoured at Douglas C. Frith dinner April 2, 2015

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The Château Laurier Ballroom was packed on Tuesday, March 31 for the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians dinner.
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The evening began with RCMP Cpl. Craig Kennedy's rendition of O Canada.
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Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers was recognized as an honorary member of CAFP for his heroism as the Sergeant at Arms during the Oct. 22 shooting.
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Peter O'Brian, Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett and Steve Paikin.
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Rob Nicholson and former Liberal MP Sue Barnes.
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Conservative MP Dean Allison.
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Kevin Vickers and Conservative MP Ray Boughen.
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International Union of Operating Engineers' Steven Schumann and Canadian Labour's Nathan Rotman.
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House Deputy Speaker Joe Comartin.
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Mary Dawson, Senator David Smith, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.
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Senator Art Eggleton and Conservative MP Earl Dreeshen.
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Independent MP Brent Rathgeber in conversation with TVO's Steve Paikin.
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Andrew Cardozo, Pearson Centre president.
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Conservative MP Jay Aspin and Kevin Vickers.
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Lobbyist Leo Duguay.
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TVO host and author Steve Paikin gave an impassioned speech on what he's learned about the allure of public life.

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