Hiding from the sunlight

Tabatha Southey watches the Conservative ads.

Bright light pouring in through the arched stained-glass windows suggests that either it’s daylight outside or an alien invasion is under way. Either way, our Prime Minister is unperturbed. He makes his way upstairs to his office, where, with the wooden blinds on the windows drawn fastidiously against the light, he works from a few tidy files, writing things on papers – according to the closing shot (Exterior: Night, Parliament Hill), all night long …  The message seems to be: One man, and one man alone – entirely alone – can be trusted to protect Canadians from the marauding stock footage that is shown at the top of the ad.

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