Conservative election ad

Courtesy CPC

There appears to be an early candidate for the worst election ad – and the vote hasn’t even been called yet.

The Conservatives have released an ad superimposing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face into the Gene Wilder classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

But some prominent conservatives are giving it the thumbs down.

“Please tell me – @CPC_HQ that someone hacked your account and this is not an actual ad for your party,” tweeted former Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall.

Wall served as premier from Nov, 21, 2007 until Feb, 2, 2018. 

Trudeau is expected to ask Governor-General Mary Simon on Sunday to dissolve Parliament and call for an election on September 20, despite the country being in a fourth wave of COVID-19.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief

Dave Naylor is News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Calgary Headquarters. He served as City Editor of the Calgary Sun & covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years.

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