Jean Chrétien

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“Think Twice” - Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1993. 

CW: Implied ableism.

During the 1993 Canadian federal election, the Progressive Conservative Party produced a televised attack ad against Jean Chrétien, the Liberal leader. The ad (sometimes referred to as the “face ad”) was perceived by many as a focus on Chrétien’s facial deformity, caused by Bell’s palsy. The resulting outcry is considered to be an example of voter backlash from negative campaigning.

The Liberal Party offers a vision of Canadian success in the 21st century that reflects shared Canadian values. Values of fairness, tolerance and sharing. Ours is a vision in which all Canadians have an equal chance to realize their dreams and fulfill their unique potential. We believe Canada must have a strong national government that makes decisions based on the needs and aspirations of all Canadians. We have the plan that will make our vision a reality. That will keep Canada the best country in the world-now and in the future.
—  The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, November 2000
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Jean Chrétienand Rick Mercer shooting the shit over a couple burgs, then, y'know, doing parliamentary things.