Justin Trudeau says Conservatives using tax dollars to distort truth about him

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HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the use of tax dollars to attack him in a mail-out campaign shows how far the Conservatives will go to foster political cynicism.

Trudeau says the Conservatives have become a one-trick attack machine to distract from what he called its mediocre record on the economy and other issues.

He says the Tories are using public money to mail out household flyers that distort the truth about him.

He made the comments while campaigning alongside Liberal candidate Yvonne Jones for the May 13 byelection in Labrador.

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan says the flyers fall within parliamentary spending rules.

Trudeau says the multi-pronged attack on his leadership credentials is proof that Conservatives are worried voters are ready for a more positive approach.

The byelection was called after Conservative incumbent Peter Penashue (pen-ASH’-away) resigned over illegal donations in the 2011 campaign.

NDP candidate Harry Borlase is also running to replace Penashue.

Organizations: Conservatives, Labrador.Government House

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  • saelcove
    April 26, 2013 - 10:16

    Seems the fiberals only want leaders from Quebec

  • billy d
    April 25, 2013 - 21:40

    ..Justin ...this is not the end of the world for you , but you can see it from here ..

  • Fred from Brigus
    April 25, 2013 - 20:48

    We have the kettle calling the pot black. Did JT not collect $$$$$$$ for speeches. He collected his pay cheque. Played hookey in parliament and picked up fat fees for his guest appearances. He should reimburse the tax payers.

    April 25, 2013 - 19:55

    I said it before,Justin Trudeau Will become one of the best prime ministers Canada ever had, he like his father. speaks and tells it as it is, No Back doors with them.

  • Pierre Neary
    April 25, 2013 - 17:34

    Trudeau will be the next PM of Canada.

  • Ben
    April 25, 2013 - 16:47

    Lets hope The Liberals are the ones picking up the bill for Trudeau visiting the bi election in Labrador. Because Yvonne and her clan spent a whole 3 weeks in an area during a provincial bi election and records show no charges for these expenses. These costs are supposed to be included in the electon costs...right? Or they have to be for some people. Too bad the media only covers half the story. Yvonne is not as clean as she appears to be!

  • No News
    April 25, 2013 - 16:01

    Sure the Liberals and the NDP do the same thing. I get a handful of flyers from my MP every year blasting the Conservatives.

  • David
    April 25, 2013 - 14:47

    what kind of example is this for our kids when the PMO spends his time and our $$ bullying people ?? Conservative. Reform. Alliance. Party they have nothing positive to say about themselves.

    • davids conscience
      April 26, 2013 - 12:38

      Gee, I wonder who that sounds like.

    • david
      April 27, 2013 - 13:02

      DC: That's not me...maybe an uncreative or obsessed fan. Sort of like you, but obviously with his own opinions.....and less stalker-y.

  • Fred Penner
    April 25, 2013 - 14:32

    Harper's attack ads worked brillantly again Dion and Iggy. I hope that Trudeau defeats Harper but this is only the beginning. Steve is a master politician and Justin had better be a quick study.