Letter – Attack ad offensive

I have just received my first "attack ad" piece from a local candidate here in Victoria.

I have just received my first “attack ad” piece from a local candidate here in Victoria.  And I am definitely less than impressed. It arrived in the form of a slick, single page filled with glossy black & white images over-scored with red lettering. It is very dramatic and very startling. The flyer states that Canadians had a choice to either “crack down on human smuggling”and “put drug dealers behind bars” or “Have another election.” And who is to blame for blocking these “essential” law and order measures?  Why, the NDP, of course!  Because “The NDP Chose An Election.” The way the flyer is laid out, you would think that the NDP is actually responsible for all the human smuggling in the world and the drug dealers on our streets, let alone the election. Were I a cynical sort, I would say that that was the intended interpretation. The flyer is so absurdly over the top that it would be funny, if it weren’t so offensive.  Trish Richards,

Victoria

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