Tag: NDP

How politicians avoid a photo-op fail: Unpacking the staged campaign event

Vassy Kapelos:Here’s a visual you’re probably used to seeingduring an election:the daily campaign event.One veteran campaign organizer for the Liberals summed it up like this: “Campaign events are the lifeblood of an election.”Whether it’s a speech,a rally, a photo op, or a barbecue,parties are trying to create a visual message that mediawill pick up on and that voters will remember.So...

Why political parties run attack ads even if you don’t like them

Announcer: Vassy:You’re pretty much guaranteed to see negative adsduring a Canadian election.Announcer: He’s not as advertised. Vassy:They’re usually put out by political partiesbut third parties run them too.That’s basically any person or organization that spendsa minimum of five hundred dollars on election activitiesand they have to be registeredwith Elections Canada.No matter who’s running the negative ad, whether it be third...

Politicians do say the same things over and over: You’re not wrong

Vassy Kapelos:Tell me if this sounds familiar?The environment and the economy have to go… [together] ..hand in hand. People are barely getting by, and they’re definitely not getting ahead. I believe that better way is possible. Vassy:Those are called talking pointsand as you can see, a lot of politicians use them.Some are easier to spot than others, but experts willtell...