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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Minority Government?

With less than 2 weeks to go, it is still uncertain whether or not the Conservatives will secure a majority win or a minority win.

If Harper wins a minority, the question then becomes will the opposition parties form a coalition in order to defeat the government or will Harper make concessions in order to remain in power?

The latest polls reveal that the Conservatives are firmly in the lead but a majority, while close, still eludes them.

One question on everyone's mind is: what will happen if the Conservatives win a majority? As today's column in the Vancouver Sun mentions, it will likely be more of the same.

Harper, contrary to Warren Kinsella's assertions, is not about to re-open the abortion debate, change gay marriage or introduce the death penalty. He will focus on the economy.

After all, he has a Master's Degree in Economics.