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Election time again?

Pollster says Grits would be “crazy” not to act now


Ekos pollster Frank Graves thinks there’s no better time than this spring for the Liberals to force an election and topple the Conservatives. “This is their best chance,” he says. “I don’t know why they think things will be better for them in the fall. They’re procrastinating.” Graves cites the poor economy as well as popular resistance to the prorogation as reasons why Harper’s power base might be especially vulnerable. He also points out that “Ignatieff is not going to get any better.” Still, the Liberals seem hesitant to act. Said Liberal MP Wayne Easter: “In terms of the big picture, I would be highly doubtful on an election in the spring. I think the fall or next spring is more likely.”

The Hill Times

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