With elections just around the corner, political leaders are doing everything they can in attempts to get ahead before voting day. In the newest election advertisement campaign, the Liberals actually throw shade at Donald Trump and the Conservatives. The Liberal's Trump ad is all about Canada standing up to the U.S. on trade. Apparently they fought "tooth and nail" to secure a new trade deal.
On Saturday, the Liberals released a campaign ad that took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump and boasted how the government stood up to him when it came to negotiating a new trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
The ad is narrated by Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who worked on the NAFTA negotiations with the U.S. and Mexico.
"We'll always stand up for Canada," said Freeland in the ad.
While the ad was meant to support the Liberals, it more so focused on Trump and how the Liberal government has had to fight with him throughout their four-year term.
The ad also cited the tariffs put on the U.S. after they put tariffs on Canadian steel as an example of how the current Canadian government doesn't back down.
The new deal is the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or the Canada-U.S.-Mexico agreement (CUSMA) as it's known here. It is signed but not ratified which means that it can't actually go into effect.
Some who watched the campaign ad were quick to go on the offensive, dissing the Liberals and calling into question if the deal is actually good or not.
But people still came to the Liberals' defense when it came to negotiating the new NAFTA saying that the new deal is good because the government was dealing with the U.S.
The ad also called out Conservatives for wanting Canada to "back down" from trade talks with Trump.
Scheer has criticized Trudeau on how new NAFTA negotiations were handled and even called it "historic humiliation" according to the CBC.
But that sentiment might not be held with all Conservatives. Former Conservative leader Rona Ambrose told the CBC she disagrees with Scheer's claims about the new NAFTA and that "I think at the end of the day, we came out doing well."
This wasn't the only time Trump's name has come up in election campaigns this weekend.
Trump was also mentioned during Jagmeet Singh's campaign stop on Saturday when he said he would stand up to Trump if he's elected as Prime Minister.