More than half of Canadians polled said they have seen a political ad during or in the few days before the pre-election period kicked in.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured during a press conference on July 30. Conservative supporters were slightly more likely than those of other parties to say they had seen a political ad in the last month, suggests a new Forum Research poll. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians said they had seen a political advertisement in the past month, suggests a new poll by Forum Research, but eight in 10 of them say the ads had little or no impact on their opinions.
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A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner