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Harper made the announcement outside Rideau Hall where he met briefly with Michaëlle Jean, and asked that the minority government be dissolved.
Originally posted by Cool Hand Luke
I'd like to think so. Canada is booming right now and the only way to keep moving up is with the Conservative party's policies. The other parties seem to only want to talk about environmental issues (bs imho) and how they will add on more taxes. I mean do we really want Al Gore for Prime Minister?
Originally posted by GAOTU789
Well Canada isn't exactly booming, although the West is.
As a matter of fact, our Economy is slowing down considerably. Our first quarter was negative growth but we avoided a recession with a a small growth in the second quarter of this year.
I do agree though that Dion would be a terrible choice to lead our country. His track record of indecision and his lack of ability to stand up to Harper doesn't bode well for him, in my opinion.
Harper is doing exactly what he critisized the Liberals for before the last election in '06. Since June, the Federal Government has spent 8.8 Billion dollars in pre election spending.
That kind of spending isn't very conservative in my eyes. Although, I'm not sure you could find a government that knew it was going to the polls not spending like mad trying to buy votes.