Two new Liberal ads in support of the federal long gun registry feature an image of a U.S. police officer electronically altered to include a shoulder patch worn by the Ottawa Police Service.
The distinctive crest appears to have been edited to remove the word Ottawa, but the image of a crossed shield with orange embellishments, flanked by golden leaves, would make it recognizable to residents of Ottawa. […]
The Citizen traced the picture to a series of stock photos sold by an agency based in North Carolina. A photo editor with the Ron Chapple Studios said the model is a real police officer serving with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police force.
Lame-o: they couldn’t even find an Ottawa cop for the ad? All they had to do was go to the nearest Tim Horton’s. Or maybe just set a box-trap full of superdelicious choco donuts, ha!