Anyone For A Federal Election In June ?
Will we have an election ahead of the set election date of October 19th in Canada. There is a distinct possibility of that given the situation in Canada. Prime Minister Harper knows that the price of a barrel of crude is not about to bounce back in a rapid increase over the next few months. As a matter of fact Citibank south of the border is predicting that oil could fall as low as $20 US a barrel which would throw this country into deficit budget within weeks.
But let’s not stop there. Back before the New Year, the feds were asking that all nominations for the Conservatives be done by early in the new year, remember that’s the reason they gave us as to why a local nomination meeting had to be held so quickly and why T.J. Grewal couldn’t qualify because he didn’t have sufficient time in as a member in order to seek the nomination.
Why do you need the nominations done well in advance of the next federal election? Well there is yet another reason.
Mike Duffy is set to go to trial in April, if that doesn’t go well, and before a decision is made with respect to his dealings, a snap election would bury that.
The jump by Eve Adams, who by the way will not be missed by the Conservatives or for that matter the Liberals after she has been in their backroom for awhile, will not factor into the mix. The Conservatives are happy to see her go.
So do you go with a fixed election date, in spite of the fact that you have been saying that you are sticking with that date, or do you hope that Canada’s involvement in the war against ISIS will be sufficient to portray Harper as a man that we want at the helm during these trying times?
Mid June sounds like a great time to duck for cover, hold a snap election , try and retain your majority , then sit back and hunker down because you’ve got four more years to go, or do you stay around and take your chances?
I’m Meisner and that’s one man’s opinion.