It’s debate day in Alberta – remember, we’ve got it live coast-to-coast on Sun News Network beginning at 6 pm Mountain/8 pm Eastern — and Lorne Gunter has some issues with a new ad campaign from the Alberta Progressive Conservative:
.. an ad the party has begun running in selected arty magazines and free weekly newspapers touting themselves as “Not your father’s PC Party.” The ad features a smiling Premier Redford juxtaposed with a greasy, moustachioed disco-era businessman in a suit, peering out of an old analogue TV set.
As a marketing image, it’s clever.
But what does the ad say to and about the bedrock Albertans — the entrepreneurs, the farmers and ranchers, the wildcatters and small-town residents — who have stood by the Tories through 11 straight majority wins? Your views are outdated. You’re no longer the voters the Tories wants. Alberta isn’t what it used to be. It’s more like Ontario now. Get over it and vote for Alison McGuinty.
[Read the rest of the piece: There is no 'new' Alberta | Home | Edmonton Sun.]