"You can't blame the Conservative party for running negative ads," Dion said.
"They wanted to do a commercial about all the good things they've done . . . but there wasn't enough material for a 30-second spot."
The best way to combat the negativity, embrace it with humour. Dion's comment sums it up nicely. We have a government that brags about its record, keeping commitments, showing strong leadership, a new direction, and yet, they prefer the attack ad over trumpeting their achievement. That fact speaks volumes about the nature of the government.