Well, so much for the contrast ads, this new one, apparently ready to air tonight, is just pure attack:
It's a pretty good ad, although it's not high signal, a hint of smear. I would have drawn more attention to the newsclips, detailing the government's failures on inspection, because I think it speaks to something deeper.
From what I'm gathering, while some people are outraged because of the tasteless jokes, some also don't think it ground for firing, alone. When you add in the cutbacks, the self-policing angle, far more see Ritz and the government in a poor light. While this ad focuses on the comments, I think it could have hit harder, had it also highlighted the co-relation between Conservative policies and inadequate food safety.
There is another new ad, which effectively addresses Dion's "leadership" challenges: