Submit Your Complaint re the Conservative Party Attack Ads

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The new Conservative Party attack ads represent an all-time low for Canadian politics.  Here’s the “Do we really need an election?” and the “Does it make sense to raise taxes?” ad.

Taking someone’s comments and ‘exuberant’ pep rally comments and splicing these comments with outrageous claims should not only be deemed illegal, but should also be banned in this country.

This has nothing to do with freedom of speech.  It has everything to do with credibility.

The Conservatives now have none.

Submit your complaint to the following and demand that these ads be pulled immediately AND that a retraction and apology be submitted in equal air time during the same time slots that the original ads were aired:

Advertising Standards Canada

Also, I’m not 100% sure where the ads might have run, but you should at least follow the recommendations of the CRTC by following up with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC).  These broadcasters have profited by airing this garbage and they should be punished for it.

Here are the contact details for the CBSC:

  • online:
  • email:
  • mail: P.O. Box 3265, Station D Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6H8
  • fax: 613-233-4826
  • telephone: 613-233-4607
  • toll-free telephone: 1-866-696-4718

If you did see an ad on a specific network or show, be sure to note the date, time and approximate number of times you saw the ad.

To submit complaints to the individual networks, consider the following:

CTV Complaints

Global Complaints

CBC Complaints

Aside from suing the Conservative Party of Canada, it’s the quickest and most logical recourse.   People this corrupt should not be able to get away with this kind of chicanery.

3 comments on “Submit Your Complaint re the Conservative Party Attack Ads

  1. Television stations are required to record and keep a copy of everything they aired in the past 60 days.

  2. The ads have been pulled (Quelle surprise!)

    Conservative officials, however, said that the “Yes! Yes! Yes!” messages were never meant for broadcast.

    No, of course not! Now that they know they were complete duds!

    “It was a one day web posting, there was no media buy ever planned,” said a senior official, who asked to remain nameless.

    Yet another anonymous ‘senior official’. Again, Quelle surprise! Who would want to put their name to these ads? However, these anonymous ‘senior officials’ tend to crawl out of the woodwork a lot these days, don’t they?

  3. If you were working for Harper, would you expect to be anything but ‘nameless’?

    I mean, why do people work for the Conservatives when they aren’t allowed to say anything? Don’t they have any pride?

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