The age of the PAC is here, but who they are still not completely clear - 2019-07-07

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F132.png The age of the PAC is here, but who they are still not completely clear July 7, 2019, Campbell Clark, Globe and Mail

There were the ones that ominously claimed that Ontario Premier Doug Ford is scary and labelled Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer "weak." Or the ones that updated the 2015 "not ready" attacks on Justin Trudeau, with the same group of crotchety HR assessors deciding now he was "never ready."

Neither was the work of an official political party. Both were made by PACs – third-party organizations that mount political campaigns. The spots attacking Mr. Scheer were the work of Engage Canada, linked to an odd mix of backroom operatives from the NDP, Liberals and unions. The ads attacking Mr. Trudeau came from an Alberta-based organization called Shaping Canada's Future.

But when new rules kicked in on June 30 requiring such third-party political actors to register with Elections Canada, neither was on the initial list.

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