Dion called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to withdraw the ads as a matter of honour and decency. The commercials target both Dion and former finance minister Ralph Goodale. One of the ads, which prominently feature Liberal red colours, associates Dion with the sponsorship scandal and a backward looking politician.
Another implies that Goodale was implicated in the leak of a tax announcement on income trusts.
Dion took pains to defend his former cabinet colleague as an honest politician.
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