Liberals take to the airwaves

Attack ad calls prorogation Harper’s “holiday gift to himself”

The Liberals have launched an attack ad campaign against the prime minister’s decision to suspend parliament until March 3. The ads—two in English and one in French—were launched on the web this Sunday, and will be running in newspapers and on radio and television beginning Monday. According to the Liberals, Stephen Harper’s decision to prorogue parliament was made in a bid to avoid answering tough questions about climate change, unemployment, and the abuse of Afghan detainees. One of the spots features a blue sign with Harper’s signature that says “Parliament Hill: Closed out of self-interest.” Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says his party gets “a strong sense that Canadians don’t like this. And they don’t think the Prime Minster should control when Parliament sits.”

CBC News