Source: YouTube) - Pierre Poilievre

The Conservatives will put Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on blast during tonight’s Stanley Cup Finals game after securing air time for a political attack ad. 

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre will launch his video premiere highlighting the deterioration of living standards in Canada under the Liberal government. 

The video plays on the “one promise” that the Conservatives claim Trudeau kept during his tenure. The ad will play during Thursday night’s Edmonton Oilers Stanley Cup Playoffs game against the Florida Panthers.

True North was provided a preview of the short video ahead of its broadcast on game night.

The video, entitled “Real change. The one promise he kept,” shows various Canadian street views from coast to coast. First, viewers are shown an image or video from 2015, before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office, followed by an image or video from 2023, after nine years of Trudeau’s leadership. 

The video begins with Trudeau’s pledge at a conference in 2015, where he said, “It’s time for a change in this country, my friends — a real change!” – a slogan repeated throughout the video’s scenes.

Videos and photos flash back and forth, showing the stark difference in the country’s streets between 2015 and 2023. Pristine streets turn into encampments filled with tents and garbage across the country during the time-lapse.

The final five seconds of the thirty-second video don’t include any images but display the text “Real change. The one promise he kept.”

The Oilers are currently down 2-0 in the series against the Florida Panthers. Tonight will be the first game of the series in Edmonton, the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals in Canada.

Canada has not won the Stanley Cup since 1993, the same year the Florida Panthers were founded.

The Oilers play the Panthers tonight, Thursday, at 6:00 pm Mountain Time. Fans of hockey or critics of Trudeau can tune into the game on Sportsnet. They can also watch on CBC, despite the Conservative motion compelling them to play the games failing, following fan outrage after the public broadcaster failed to air several previous Oilers playoff games.