12/30/2011 11:44 EST | Updated 02/29/2012 05:12 EST

Attack ad launched targeting Adrian Dix

The B.C. Liberals have unleashed an attack ad on NDP leader Adrian Dix, slamming the party's economic record in the 1990s when the New Democrats were in power.

The ad, appearing on TV and the Internet site, says Dix was a key player in the NDP government when the average family paid 60 per cent more in personal income taxes.

It also says B.C. was last in job growth, and 50,000 people left the province while the NDP was in power.

The ad says Dix wants to raise taxes again and increase spending by billions of dollars.

Dix has promised to roll back Liberal tax cuts for corporations and banks, saying the tax breaks will amount to $600 million by the end of next year.

He's also blasted the Liberals' own economic record, pointing to the disaster with the harmonized sales tax.