Monday, April 11, 2005

Doomed, from here to eternity

Wow. OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's minority Liberal government is heading for defeat at the hands of the Conservatives after more than 11 years in power, according to a new poll released on Monday. The EKOS poll, taken after revelations last week of kickbacks to the Liberal Party, showed support for the Conservatives at 36.2 percent, compared with 25 percent for the Liberals -- their lowest showing since taking office in 1993. 25%? I have to admit, I'm impressed. I would have assumed far more complacency for far longer before the actual campaign started. Once it does, is there even a floor to how low Liberal support can sink? Are we looking at an era of "What's red and fits in a pickup truck" jokes? Hell, the NDP might even end up being Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, at this rate. (I'd almost like to see that, just to see Jack Layton's reaction to being offered Stornoway.) This is shaping up to be a very pleasant spring indeed...

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