Battleground BC
Dix fires back against BC Liberal attacks

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JEREMY NUTTALL | QMI AGENCY

The consortium of broadcasters responsible for televising a leaders' debate is demanding the latest BC Liberal attack ad against Adrian Dix be taken off Youtube.

Les Staff wrote a letter on behalf of the consortium to Youtube, and all the political parties involved in the debate, saying the so-called "I take responsibility ad" violated the terms of the televised debate.

"The political parties involved agreed that no use of the copyrighted broadcast would be allowed for any political purposes," Staff wrote. "It has come to my attention that this material has been placed on Youtube by the BC Liberal Party."

The ad starts with Dix talking during the debate about a scandal from when he worked under former-premier Glen Clark, in which he backdated a memo and ultimately resigned over the matter.

It shows Dix explaining he was 35 at the time and had taken responsibility, then follows with a number of people under 35 claiming they "take responsibility."

Staff said the clip was taken from the Global TV broadcast of the debate.

"Our experience with Youtube is that they usually remove the offending material," Staff said Wednesday afternoon. "I don't know if I'll hear back from them or not."

The BC Liberals said Wednesday they believe they have the right to use the footage and are discussing the issue with legal counsel.

 

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