The same day his party demands the opposition not recklessly imply a fragility in the nation, the Prime Minister is asked, in an interview with an Ottawa radio station, whether he foresees an election and his response is as follows.
“Look, I just say this, the country needs an election like a hole in the head. Nobody wants an election, it is not good, it is not in the interests of the country. At a time where our economy is so challenged and where we are performing better than others, the last thing we need is to see another Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition forces us into an election campaign. That would be a terrible risk for the country, just at a time when things are starting to get a little bit better.”