Senior members of the federal Conservatives have privately admitted to the Toronto Star that the party is unlikely to win a majority in Monday’s election. The NDP’s late-campaign surge is expected to cost the Tories seats in both Quebec and B.C., according to party sources. As a result, they estimate the Conservatives would need an extra 23 seats in Ontario to get the 155 seats they need for a majority, which they now say is out of reach. “It all comes down to Ontario and we’re just not there,” an unidentified source told the Star.
Conservatives no longer expect to win majority: party source
NDP’s rise in Quebec, B.C. hampers campaign
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