Mulcair and Trudeau say they will not respond to attack ads

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau laughs with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair as he speaks during a panel discussion on youth voting, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

CALGARY – Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he will not respond in kind to a Conservative party ad campaign that attacks his foreign policies and warns that “he’s just not ready”.

One of the ads attacks Trudeau’s foreign policy position on ISIS and Iraq, where he said he would end the ISIS combat mission and restore relations with Iran.

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Trudeau says the idea of a major political party using terrorism as a way to gain votes is distasteful.

He says although negative ads work he won’t be replying in kind even though there are some people who would like him to focus on some of the weaknesses of Conservative policies over the past 10 years.

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N-D-P Leader Tom Mulcair has so far been exempt from any of the advertising blitz but says even if that changes he won’t retaliate.

He says making personal attacks isn’t his cup of tea.

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