Those nasty po­lit­i­cal at­tack ads

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I of­ten won­dered how the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion feels about the re­cent at­tack ads the Con­ser­va­tive Party of Canada has been run­ning over the past month?

Why are they at­tack­ing the Lib­eral Op­po­si­tion Party leader?

Michael Ig­nati­eff has just as much right as any politi­cian to be­come our prime min­is­ter some day like any other politi­cian who fol­lows and re­spects the gov­ern­ing pro­ce­dures and rules of Par­lia­ment, the Cana­dian Con­sti­tu­tion and the Cana­dian Elec­tions Act. He is a Cana­dian who stud­ied and worked in the USA like other Rhodes Schol­ars and well ed­u­cated Cana­di­ans who wanted to get ahead in life.

We all know Cana­di­ans have done well in the USA and else­where, and have come back home to share their ex­pe­ri­ences with their home­land peo­ple. If a Cana­dian ac­tor or mu­si­cian de­cided to run for pol­i­tics here in Canada their name would be­come mud in no time be­cause they are too Amer­i­can­ized.

We have im­mi­grants to Canada who have be­come politi­cians, so what makes Michael Ig­nati­eff any dif­fer­ent?

He is a true Cana­dian and this should be re­spected and ap­pre- ciated by Cana­di­ans.

We are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing one of the great­est eco­nomic down­turns in Cana­dian his­tory, and through­out the world. There are thou­sands los­ing their jobs be­cause many jobs are leav­ing the coun­try. We have been im­port­ing too much and not ex­port­ing our man­u­fac­tured goods. There are coun­tries sell­ing to us and not buy­ing our prod­ucts; it is as sim­ple as that. It is as if we have been blind­folded and lied to about the growth of our econ­omy by the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion. Sud­denly, we are faced with mil­lions of dol­lars in ad­ver­tis­ing of at­tacks ads over the me­dia mak­ing a well-re­spected Cana­dian look like a real fool, which is very in­sult­ing to our in­tel­li­gence and our Cana­dian pride.

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