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One Degree Tuesday August 31 2021

No political ads impress strategists yet; best play to ‘subtle truths,’ exploit vulnerabilities

This election campaign has yet to produce stand-out advertisements, say two political strategists, but parties would do well to create ads similar to those the Conservatives made against former Liberal leaders Michael Ignatieff and Stéphane Dion, which are some of the best in recent memory.


Canada’s Unions: Pandemic Recovery Must Make Life Affordable for Families in Windsor

Canadian Labour Congress’ cross-Canada tour was in Windsor today, with Larry Rousseau canvassing for New Democrat candidate Cheryl Hardcastle.

“Windsor’s economy relies heavily on manufacturing and the auto sector, two areas that were hit hard by the pandemic. Meanwhile, living costs here have continued to skyrocket,” said Rousseau, the CLC’s Executive Vice-President. “Cheryl Hardcastle has long worked to improve the lives of workers and their families and knows that making life more affordable means investing in pharmacare, universal childcare and affordable housing. Cheryl Hardcastle would be a strong representative for Windsor-Tecumseh.”


The Taliban’s social media dilemma

Days after taking control of Afghanistan earlier this month, the Taliban used its first press conference to take a swipe at Facebook in response to a question about freedom of speech.

“This question should be asked to those people who are claiming to be promoters of freedom of speech, who do not allow publication of all information,” the group’s spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid, said. “I can ask Facebook. … This question should be asked to them.”



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