Liberal leader Justin Trudeau launched his response to the Conservative attack ads yesterday. As he had promised he avoided taking shots at the Conservatives although the video opens with Trudeau turning off a TV showing a Tory ad. Here are both ads. What do you think? Do attack ads still work? Or have the Conservatives gone to the well once too often with the negative gambit?

 

 

John Best had enjoyed a lengthy media management career, in television and radio and now print. As Vice President, News at CHCH in Hamilton, John oversaw a significant expansion of the news operation. He founded Independent Satellite News, Canada’s only television news service providing national content to Canadian independent TV stations. John is a frequent political commentator on radio and television, a documentary producer and author of a book and numerous articles on historical and political subjects. John is a past recipient of the New York Festival’s award for writing in the International TV category.

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