'Help your country—become a Conservative candidate,' says one online ad from the Conservative Party, while another encourages Facebook users to volunteer on the coming election campaign.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, deputy leader Lisa Raitt, and a blank spot. The Conservative Party is advertising for new candidates to run in more than 100 ridings where nomination contests for the next election have not yet begun. Facebook screengrab
The Conservative Party has taken an unusual step to bolster its slate of candidates for this October’s election: it’s running Facebook ads asking people to run for office.
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'We do not think it would be appropriate, given the very cordial relationship that our two countries have, and the military alliance that exists between our two countries,' says Deputy Prime Minister Freeland.
'Given the scope and scale of this crisis, it’s incumbent on the government to provide them with supplementary budgeting to adequately provide the support they’re looking for,' says NDP MP Matthew Green.