Election call cometh

Posted on: August 28, 2008

The longest minority government in Canada’s history is about to end, with Prime Minister Steven Harper’s expected election call keeping Ottawa on the edge of its over-stuffed seat.
Parliament is in summer recess, due to reconvene September 15.
Four byelections are coming up soon, all in Ontario and Quebec, with three slated to take place on September 10 and one September 22.
An election call before then would cancel the byelections.
The possibility of an election call has been made almost certain as Governor-General Michaëlle Jean has been asked to stay in Canada, and cancel a trip to China she had scheduled for September 6 to 10.
A chief reason for Harper’s leaning toward an election is his complaint that parliament has been dysfunctional.
That complaint has had little credibility for months.
The May discovery of a 200-page Conservative handbook on how to disrupt parliamentary committees has already established the Conservatives, not the opposition have raised havoc with parliamentary committee process.


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