The Bloc Québécois is facing criticism for a new campaign ad that aims to win back support from the NDP in Quebec.

The ad, released online today, shows oil leaking from a pipeline then morphing into a niqab — and slams the New Democrats for their position on both issues.

The message drew swift criticism online, with NDP spokesperson Karl Bélanger tweeting the "National Front" has entered the campaign — a reference to the far-right party in France.

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