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.