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Historica Canada requests Conservatives remove spoof of 'Heritage Minute'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a Liberal Party breakfast event in Toronto on Friday, February 1, 2019. Historica Canada is calling on the Conservative Party to remove an ad attacking Trudeau that spoofs the "Heritage Minute" format.
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February 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM

OTTAWA - Historica Canada is calling on the Conservative Party to remove an ad attacking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that spoofs the "Heritage Minute" format.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tweeted the video, which was produced by his party, on Saturday night, saying that "Liberal scandals" are "a part of our heritage."

But the non-profit organization known for producing the "Heritage Minute" TV spots is condemning the spoof.

It says that while Historica Canada often welcomes parodies of the format, it does not approve of them being used for partisan political purposes.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the organization describes itself as a non-partisan charity that often works with governments at various levels regardless of political affiliation.

A spokesman for Scheer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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