Monday, January 10, 2011

No Federal Election until 2012

I agree with L. Ian macdonald. I don't see a federal election until 2012 inspite of what iffy says. Apparently he is going on another tour. Though ipolitics says the last iffy tour was successful , I hardly think a decrease in fundraising is a sign of iffy success. I wonder if at this point the grits can afford a bus?

A federal election this year? Don't bet on it

By L. IAN MACDONALD, The Gazette January 10, 2011 4:05 AM

Election or no election in 2011? That is the question in Ottawa.

The town should take Stephen Harper at his word that he doesn't want an election this year, but given the mood swings of a minority House, he will be ready for one.

That being said, there won't be an election this year unless there's an unexpected train wreck over the budget, now expected in early March.

For one thing, the government will not precipitate its own defeat -there will be no poison pill in the budget. For another, there will probably be incentives for both the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois to support the budget.


Anonymous said...

Agree! Plus we are not out of the recession woods yet given high unemployment. Focus on the economy, not an election.


wilson said...

Macdonald says - politics as usual,
toss the Dippers a social bone and buy off Charest and Duceppe with a couple of billion.

Sick sick sick of this kind of politics!!!!

If Quebec wants $2 billion to harmonize the HST, then turn over the collection of the tax to ONE govt, like the other provinces did.

If Dippers are happy with enhancements to senior programs the Harper govt have already decided upon, well knock yourself out Jack, pretending you won something.

How about NOT buying the support of the f' separatists and socialists,
and just doing the right thing for CANADIANS.
Let the chips fall where they may.

I Support Lord Black