His best hope is that there will not be an election. He wants to focus on the economy. (ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha)
Did I mention the 125 billion dollars in worthless paper that the Canadian taxpayers now own?
Mr. Harper told Reuters that “notwithstanding what was largely a dysfunctional session,” the government managed to push through important measures such as a budget law, refugee reforms and a Canada-Colombia free-trade pact. “People want this government to focus on the economy and that's what we're going to continue doing. So I'm not looking to have an election in the fall and I don't think that's what Canadians are expecting us to do either,” he said in a wide-ranging interview.Did I hear that he gave an interview and no one was beat up? Couldn't be.
But the NDP say they are ready for an election and so bloody hell am I.
“An election in the fall is in the cards and we are preparing for it,” says a senior Layton official. “We never know when Ignatieff and the Liberals will have had enough of supporting the Conservatives’ confidence votes after confidence votes. Who would have thought the Liberals would prop up Harper a hundred times (and counting!)?”I guess Layton forgot that it was his government that voted to keep Harper in power.
No matter. An election, the sooner the better.