Political Advertising

B.C. Taxpayers' Money Shouldn't Be Spent On Partisan Ads

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah E. Leamon

Campaigns are an opportunity for political parties to bolster their own favour and increase their support, while simultaneously criticizing the opposition. Unsavoury advertising has become par for the course during election season. But this year, one advertising campaign has been turning heads for a different reason.

Removing These Signs Not Ottawa's Job, Despite New Policies

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Politics

The new policy came into effect May 11 and does not apply to "communication products'' placed by previous governments.

If Trudeau Doesn't Attack, He'll Lose

Tom Kott | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

Trudeau needs to attack Harper's strongest point: the economy. While he has been doing that in the House of Commons, only avid politicos will be aware of it. He needs to bring those criticism on a larger scale and reach more Canadians via advertisements.

Government Ads Use And Abuse Taxpayers' Money

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Once upon a time, a popular opposition firebrand named Christy Clark stood up in the B.C. Legislature to rip the NDP government for spending tax dollars on shameless, self-promoting advertising. Fast forward 13 years and there was Clark, now B.C. Liberal premier, last week holding court for 90 seconds of taxpayer-funded TV ad time to laud her B.C. Jobs Plan -- even promising that four more weekly installments are on the way.

No Ads Before Elections, Ontario NDP Proposes

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's New Democrats want to ban all political advertisements before elections and make leaders own up to negative ads if they choose to ...