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Attack ad season begins as Ontario Liberals go wild on Ford


“They’re Doug Ford’s conservatives, and that’s how they think,” the website reads. “Let your friends, family and neighbors know.”

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An online ad posted Friday by the Ontario Liberals compares Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives to US forces overturning the abortion rights law.

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“The Supreme Court of the United States overturns Roe v. Wade,” the ad reads. “Are you worried about this happening in Ontario? Some Conservatives are already promising that it will.

A website created by liberals targets two Ford candidates for socially conservative outlooks.

The website — fordconservatives.ca — shows a video of PC Niagara West MP Sam Oosterhoff addressing a crowd at Queen’s Park.

“We have survived 50 years of abortion in Canada and are committed to fighting to make abortion unthinkable in our lifetime,” says Oosteroff.

The site also targets PC MP Parm Gill, saying he admitted entering politics to end same-sex marriage.

“They’re Doug Ford’s conservatives, and that’s how they think,” the website reads. “Let your friends, family and neighbors know.”

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Ford campaign spokeswoman Ivana Yelich said the premier is focused on his plan to rebuild Ontario’s economy, highways and infrastructure.

“The (Steven) Del Duca-Wynne Liberals are desperately trying to distract from the firing of three candidates in three days and their well-documented vetting failures,” Yelich said, referring to the Liberals dropping three candidates. compared to previous comments.

Once considered an American trend, attack ads are now a regular feature of Ontario election campaigns.

The Conservatives on the NDP:

“Andrea Horwath and the NDP always find a reason to say no.

In this PC-sponsored ad, Horwath is accused of fighting policies that would cut costs for families and build new homes.

“They speak out, delay and oppose measures that create jobs,” the spot read. “Andrea Horwath would be a disaster for Ontario.

The NDP on the Liberals:

The Ontario NDP has primarily targeted Ford in its advertising while touting leader Andrea Horwath.

However, during the pre-election period last year, the Ontario NDP used online advertising to send its message about Liberal leader Del Duca, calling him “Kathleen Wynne’s right-hand man. – making big cuts and bad choices”.

aartuso@postmedia.com


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