I’m looking out the window of my office trying to see if Stephen Harper is making his way to Rideau Hall. I am surprised he has not gone yet. With this week’s stunning change in the Quebec electoral landscape, every journalist and politico in town is predicting an early election. Keep your calendars open on May 28 or June 25th. Even though the Prime Minister’s budget did not buy Premier Charest much support, it looks like the political ground has shifted dramatically in Quebec. So, what’s stopping him? Almost nothing. The BQ is in disarray, the NDP keep talking about bank machines, the Liberals have fallen and the Conservatives are at 40% in the polls and now have a fighting chance of really winning some seats in Quebec. That’s enough for a majority. Sure, it may be difficult to call an election right now, but the Prime Minister is bold, he won’t need an environmental excuse or some phony crime bill to do it. He’ll just do it. He’ll walk to Rideau Hall and convince the GG we need an election and watch out.
Posted On Apr 24 12:11PM
I just don't see Harper rushing into an election hastily. For him, there is no point in going to the polls unless he can get a majority, and the polls right now are too close to call if that will happen.
With the opposition all in shambles and not wanting an election, I think we'll see a more ambitious agenda (daring the opposition to bring him down).
Posted On Apr 19 01:00PM
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