I just got around to reading Chantal Hebert's on the recent by-elections. (I was in India after all.) I agree with her that the dippers and the grits will be eager not to have an election. I also agree with her that losing Vaughan is very bad news for iffy and the grits. The by-election win in Vaughan will berth first of many In the GTA!
But while the cast of characters is pretty much set in stone, the timing of the election play remains uncertain.
There is precious little in Monday’s results to give the NDP and the Liberals much incentive to defeat the next Conservative budget.
If Harper wants to go to the polls in the first half of 2011, he may have to take matters into his own hands.