Social network targets signboards that bear a negative image about Justin Trudeau|CTV News
An ad campaign that is taking concern with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is getting a lot of attention on social networks today.
Among the signboards, published along with the QE2 Highway north of Calgary simply outside of Airdrie, Alta., was very first observed on Jan. 9 by Twitter user @MzRacz.
Hey @City_of_Airdrie, we have actually got one of these billboards up simply inside the city limits now. Sure makes me proud to call this town home. It’s ideal behind the Welcome to Airdrie sign. Terrific city PR for sure. #redneckois ♀ pic.twitter.com/dEg0pibgzC
— JustMsR #ally (@MzRacz)
When CTV News connected to the user, she confessed she was amazed when she initially saw the advertisement.
“(I) in fact turned around to drive back and get a take a look at it once again,” stated the user, Heather, an Airdrie local who only gave her first name.
“When I researched the occasion promoted by the signboard, and learned that it was for a Wexit rally, I snapped sufficient to tweet about it.”
She states she quickly found out that the Airdrie signboard wasn’t the only one in the project, and that others have actually been set up in many locations all over Alberta including in Calgary and Edmonton.
The billboard contains a link to Alberta’s Wexit, a motion that has actually held rallies throughout the province in 2015. The most recent occasion happened on the steps of the Alberta legislature in Edmonton Saturday early morning.
According to the organizer of that occasion, the objective was to promote the grassroots movement’s push to become a main political party in Canada.
Peter Downing, leader of Wexit Canada, says he and rest of the Wexit supporters don’t wish to be governed by Eastern Canada and do not wish to be ruled by the Trudeau government.
“We are just as qualified and perhaps even more so to look after the concerns of everyday Albertans.”
He states the rally was an opportunity for them to collect the signatures needed to be officially declared a political party by Elections Canada and end up being an alternate choice for Albertans.
“The Conservative Party of Canada is never going to form government again and that is going to require Albertans to have a choice: select to be federal government by Justin Trudeau forever or elect our self-reliance.”
The signboards were put up by Signpatico, a Regina-based ad agency. CTV News has actually connected to the business for comment however has not heard back.
Heather states she never ever thought of the effect her tweet was going to have, stating she quickly recognized she must have “hit a nerve,” specifically when it was published so close to her hometown.
“Airdrie’s a fantastic city. This type of marketing doesn’t really represent who we are, yet there it is, greeting everyone who increases the QE2.”
She adds there has also been a lot of support for her opposition with the indication and has actually learned many individuals are as disappointed as she is with the company’s decision to run the campaign.
The City of Airdrie says it does not gather any ad profits from signboards such as this one nor do they govern the material that increases on them.
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