Conservatives agree to remove attack ad spoofing 'Heritage Minute' format


spaminator
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Conservatives agree to remove attack ad spoofing 'Heritage Minute' format
Canadian Press
Published:
February 3, 2019
Updated:
February 3, 2019 4:30 PM EST
Still image from the Heritage Minute featuring Sir George-Etienne Cartier, the key Father of Confederation from French Canada and Sir John A. Macdonald's most important ally in the federation project.
OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they have taken down an attack ad that spoofed the famous “Heritage Minute” format.
A party spokesman says the ad “was obviously intended as parody,” but nonetheless the party will post an edited version that makes clear it was not produced by Historica Canada.
Earlier in the day, the non-profit organization known for producing the “Heritage Minute” TV spots called on the Tories to remove the ad.
It said that while Historica Canada often welcomes parodies of the format, it does not approve of them being used for partisan political purposes.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the organization describes itself as a non-partisan charity that often works with governments at various levels regardless of political affiliation.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tweeted the video, which was produced by his party, on Saturday night, saying that “Liberal scandals” are “a part of our heritage.”
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spilledthebeer
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Conservatives agree to remove attack ad spoofing 'Heritage Minute' format
Canadian Press
Published:
February 3, 2019
Updated:
February 3, 2019 4:30 PM EST
Still image from the Heritage Minute featuring Sir George-Etienne Cartier, the key Father of Confederation from French Canada and Sir John A. Macdonald's most important ally in the federation project.
OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they have taken down an attack ad that spoofed the famous “Heritage Minute” format.
A party spokesman says the ad “was obviously intended as parody,” but nonetheless the party will post an edited version that makes clear it was not produced by Historica Canada.
Earlier in the day, the non-profit organization known for producing the “Heritage Minute” TV spots called on the Tories to remove the ad.
It said that while Historica Canada often welcomes parodies of the format, it does not approve of them being used for partisan political purposes.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the organization describes itself as a non-partisan charity that often works with governments at various levels regardless of political affiliation.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tweeted the video, which was produced by his party, on Saturday night, saying that “Liberal scandals” are “a part of our heritage.”
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...-minute-format


Here is a list of some other things that OUGHT to be a part of our heritage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Considering that Cdn news media often referred to Wynne-bag Ontari-owe LIE-berals as the most corrupt in Cdn history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And that Our idiot Boy Justin has never fully accounted for his conflict of interest jaunt to the private island of his pal Aga Khan!!!!!!!!


And considering that LIE-berals have done their best to bury and forget the Adscam scandal in which three billion tax dollars were stolen during the Chretien years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And that Chretien hit us with the BIGGEST TAX GRAB in history with his changes to CPP and U.I. contribution rates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And LIE-berals did their best to bury and forget Shawinigate- which involved LIE-beral PM Chretien influencing some shady deals -selling a hotel and vineyard and golf course to a guy who had pals in organized crime -by arranging a LOAN from govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Or the other Shawinigate biz- where govt grants were SUPPOSED to be used to buy new equipment and and hire and train new people at local furniture factories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!


And the cash was used instead to subsidize shipping costs of product to other parts of Canada to undercut and mess up local producers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



With NO NEW employees hired and NO new equipment bought!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Or we could talk about Bombardier and that grand BILLION DOLLARS in grants given to them by Our idiot Boy Justin and yet Bombardier STILL CANNOT deliver anything on time and in good working order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


TTC has made arrangement to SHIP BACK all the street cars that have been delivered so far- to repair bad frame welds!!!!!!!!!!!



We could talk about how Statistics Canada has told us that Our idiot Boy Justin and his loser LIE-berals are running the most costly peacetime govt in Cdn history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And we dont know yet how badly LIE-berals will break the bank in their spring budget in an effort to Buy votes and friends as we head towards the October election!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We could talk about Pierre Trudeau and HIS GANG of loser LIE-berals and how they ran the SECOND most costly govt in Cdn history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about the $16 billion dollars in LIES that Wynne-bag LIE-berals told us about their "balanced budget"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about how Our idiot Boy is doing his best to HIDE both the number of illegals coming here and HIDE what it is costing to have them here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about the sneaky evasiveness of LIE-berals as they tried to pretend that real security checks were done on the Syrian refugees that LIE-berals PAID to bring here from camps run by TERROR GROUP HAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about how LIE-berals are BENDING refugee rules as they INSIST WE MUST take in the illegals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We could talk about the SCANDALOUS LIE-beral contempt routinely displayed for white people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about the SCANDALOUS LIE-beral bias in favour of drunken criminal thieves like Coulton Boushie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could talk about Pierre Trudeau praising "the genius of Chinese chairman Mao for rushing 30 million Chinese to the gallows" during the notorious Great Leap Forward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Surely nothing quite screams LIE-beral ASSHOLE quite like public support for MASS MURDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



WE could talk about Sacha Trudeau writing a happy new introduction to Pierre`s book Two Innocents in Red China- in which Pierre praised those MASS MURDERS ordered by Mao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


We could discuss Sacha Trudeau telling us his great family friend- the bloody handed Soviet Cuban Dictator Castro was the greatest South American Leader- vastly superior to any merely ELECTED LEADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And we could talk about Our idiot Boy Justin telling us he likes the way the Chinese get things done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the idiot Boy agrees that Castro was a GRAND FRIEND to the Trudeau clan- in spite of his firing squads and prison camps for dissidents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


But then we should note that Our idiot Boy HAS NOTHING to say about Chinese labour camps either!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And after all this scandalous nastyness - the Conservative Party is willing to put away an attack ad that HONESTLY MOCKS the LIE-beral track record?????????????


Oh dear me.....................that is carrying politeness and good manners TOO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Jinentonix
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See? Can't even tell the truth without being forced to back down anymore.

What comes around follows and the truth becomes harder to swallow. So "bang bang" they shoot you down and no one says a word as your body hits the ground.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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See? Can't even tell the truth without being forced to back down anymore.
What comes around follows and the truth becomes harder to swallow. So "bang bang" they shoot you down and no one says a word as your body hits the ground.

How exactly were they "forced," nancy? Prosecution? Lawsuit?
 
spaminator
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Conservatives won't use Heritage Minute branding on attack ad any more
Canadian Press
Published:
February 4, 2019
Updated:
February 4, 2019 9:03 PM EST
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer responds to a question during a Surrey Board of Trade event, in Surrey, B.C., on Feb. 1, 2019. The Conservatives say they'll take all the Heritage Minute branding off a web advertisement they released on the weekend.Darryl Dyck / THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — The Conservative party has removed all Heritage Minute branding from an online video released over the weekend that took aim at the Trudeau government for a handful of ethics breaches.
In a tweet published by the Conservative party’s official account on Monday, the party said the intention was merely to use a “recognizable and often-parodied segment” to attack the Liberal government’s ethics record, recounting times cabinet ministers have been found in breach of federal rules as if they were landmark events.
The Conservatives’ use of the Heritage Minute format for partisan political purposes drew the ire of the Historica Foundation, which has been making the one-minute films for nearly 30 years.
“We did not intend to draw negative attention to Historica Canada,” the Conservative party tweeted. “They do great work profiling Canadian history and we wish to maintain our positive relationship with the organization.”
Official Heritage Minute films usually depict memorable Canadian milestones, like the invention of basketball, or showcase contributions of important Canadian figures, such as Lucy Maud Montgomery for writing the Anne of Green Gables series while also battling depression and sexism.
Anthony Wilson-Smith, CEO of the Historica Foundation, said Sunday on Twitter that parodies are OK, but the organization didn’t want to be tied to any “political mud slinging.” He suggested the organization was considering legal action if the Conservatives didn’t remove all material linking the political spoof to real Heritage Minutes.
The Conservatives first put up a new version of the ad on Sunday with a long disclosure saying it wasn’t a real Heritage Minute following initial push back. After continued concerns, the party finally removed all Heritage Minute branding from the ad.
According to Conservative party talking points obtained by The Canadian Press, the Tories for a while planned to argue that the ad was a parody and that Historica “appears to be fine with political videos as long as they target Conservatives.” The party didn’t respond to an email seeking confirmation that the talking-points document was genuine.
Historica Canada does have a YouTube page collecting faux Heritage Minutes, many of them by comedian Rick Mercer, who is a Historica board member, on his former CBC show. One of those directly targets the last Conservative government’s climate-change policies.
Besides Mercer, the foundation board also includes Conservative MP Michael Chong; retired broadcaster Peter Mansbridge; former NDP premier and ambassador Gary Doer; and businessman Lynton “Red” Wilson, who advised the Conservatives on several fronts when Stephen Harper was prime minister.
Once the Conservative party said it would take all the Heritage Minute material off its web ad, the Historica Foundation said in a statement that it considered the matter “closed to our satisfaction.”
Liberal cabinet ministers were quick to use the opportunity to scold the Conservatives in the hallways of Parliament Hill on Monday.
“Look at that and show me the difference between the Conservatives of today and Stephen Harper’s Conservatives,” Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez told reporters.
Treasury Board President Jane Philpott said she believes the episode highlights the need for political parties to take a responsible approach to advertising.
“Certainly that’s something that we seek to do in our party and I would certainly hope that other parties would do the same.”
This is the second time the Conservative party has pulled an online ad after facing backlash. In July, the party pulled an attack ad from its Twitter that depicted a black asylum-seeker crossing irregularly into Canada and blamed 2017 tweet from Trudeau for causing a “migrant crisis.”
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