Premier Dalton McGuinty is lashing out at his political foes over what he calls a smear attempt at the Liberal government over the lottery scandal.
Which Ontario Liberals are offended by this?
McGuinty accused critics and opposition leaders of using innuendo to try and link his office to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming in the wake of a scathing ombudsman's report that found retailers bilked winners out of tens of millions of dollars.
These ones [CTV, Ontario Liberals lose seat in fierce byelection]?
The provincial Liberals lost their seat in a west-end Toronto byelection Thursday as the NDP's Cheri DiNovo defeated Sylvia Watson.
DiNovo said Liberals were taking her sermons out of context in a desperate attempt to smear her.
How about these ones [CNW Group, What is John Tory Hiding?]?
It has now been 3 days since it was revealed that John Tory is negotiating secret deals with a radical right wing group in order to win a few votes, and he still won't tell Ontarians what he's up to.
If there's one guy that can smell the use of a good smear or innuendo, it's Dalton McGuinty, who's continued political success seems largely dependent upon it.
I guess it's time to refer back to the rhetric conversion table.
When we use attack ads and smear campaigns, we are stating facts and pointing out fallacies in our opponents' positions. It's politics. The electorate will ultimately decide if it's effective.
When they use attack ads and smear campaigns, it's completely unwarranted and unnecessary, and completely lowers the level of political discourse in this country. It's shameful. The electorate will ultimately decide if it's effective.