Imagine my surprise when I loaded my website last night and saw that somebody had bought ad space on my website for the Liberal Party through Google. For those who don't know, the ads you see on Blogger pages are assigned via a bidding process with Google Adsense. Individual bloggers play no role in choosing who places ads, except the right to block specific links. The ad on my site linked to a Liberal Youtube video titled Rise Up Canada. I don't know who bid to have the ad posted, the party or a supporter, as Google doesn't share that information.
This first showed up on the same day as Sun TV premiered, and many observed that most of the political ads on the network were from the Liberal Party. It would seem as though the Libs are trying to venture into generally unfriendly waters. This is part of a strategy, though I doubt that it will be effective. Two weeks ago the CBC bought ad space for their Vote Compass.