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Monday, January 23, 2006

Election up North

The Canadian government is up for election today. My prediction is 163 seats for the Conservative party. I'll go a bit further and predict that the NDP will end up as the official Opposition party, winning more seats than the Liberals. It's the end of the line for the Grits, who have seen scandal after scandal destroy their presumptive right to be the permanent governing party of Canada.

The big question is whether Harper can keep the right-wing of the Conservatives in line and demonstrate that there really wasn't anything to fear from electing the Tories. To prove that there was no "secret agenda". If he can show that he is a reasonable and capable leader, the Liberals may become the endangered species of Canadian loon.

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