Tories begin campaign far ahead of Liberals, poll shows
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are a jump ahead of opposition parties on their election tour across Canada.
Prime Minister Harper will be making a stop in Metro Vancouver this Sunday to meet and greet the electorate and offer his explanation why the Conservative government is Canada's best choice to serve Canadians on election day on May 02, 2011.
The non confidence vote this week over the Conservative budget by the Liberal, Bloc and NDP brought the parliamentary house down.
Prime Minister Harper is visiting the Governor General this morning to dissolve parliament.
Polls vary on the popularity of the three main political parties with the Conservative ahead at 35%, Liberals at 28% and the NDP trailing at around 14%. Depending on the polls the popularity points vary by a small margin.
Other media polls show the majority of Canadians of all political affiliations feel the $300 million dollar taxpayer funded election is wasteful and would prefer the status quo remain with the Conservatives remain at the helm for the time being until the next mandated election.
The Liberals, under Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff it is said are chomping at the bit to grasp the reins of power, the talks of coalition government, etc, unless of course the Liberals form a majority government, then as per the Liberals past promises all bets are off. Certainly trustworthiness will be once again be a major issue with the Liberals.
Ontario is one riding which all political parties are looking at making headway, as Quebec still a force to be reckoned with has too many parties, thus vote splitting, fractioning the votes the Bloc Quebec currently hold.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has shied away of lending his voice to the Ignatieff Liberals during this election run, perhaps a good thing since the Premier is not particularly popular with his constituents to begin with. Ontario is leaning towards the Conservatives, which may split the Liberals and NDP to look West over the Rockies to British Columbia.
British Columbia currently have a few empty seats to be filled by Conservative unknowns versus Liberal and NDP experienced front runners looking to wrest those seats away.
The NDP leader Jack Layton seems to be unaffected, as Jack Layton has sided with the Conservatives on many issues, feeling Conservative policies closely align with the NDP policies, Crime and Punishment being on issue affecting all Canadians.
Agree or not with the Conservatives, it will be an interesting election, with many who feel Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives who are sure to make headway in this election, if not as a majority, perhaps creeping closer to a majority than ever before.
Economy, Ethics and Elderly long a thorn in the side plaguing past and current Liberal Governments, both provincially and federally will be big election topics this election, with the Conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper the Economy overall is better than ever before, far less Ethics scandals and the Elderly now getting $600.00 a year more, it is baby steps compared to what Taxpayers want, but if one thinks the Liberals would offer more, one only has to google Liberal past false promises and performance to see why the Conservatives lead the polls.
We all remember Liberal Government past promises of funded daycare, family, money for the elderly, generous pension plans, oilsands etc. How did that pan out for us, did we get it from the Liberals when they were elected for over a decade? Of course not, Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin in 2004 was too busy having tea with Libyan Dictator Gadaffi, grinning with his best pal for the media while his predecessor Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien in 1996 was securing the release of Omar Khadr's Dad from Pakistan for his terrorist bombing activities killing innocent men, women and children.
Once the Elder Khadr was safe back in Canada, thanks to Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien we all know what happened next. The elder Khadr took his teenage sons back to the middle east to Bin Ladens terrorist training camp to kill coalition forces and Afghani civilians.
The elder Khadr finally died in a hail of gunfire, with one son crippled for life and the youngest Omar Khadr sitting in a military jail for his terrorist bloodlust. All brought to you by the Liberals.
This election I surmise the NDP will gain more seats, taking seats away from the Liberals as Michael Ignatieff and his party will slink away with a bag O nickels, with less seats and sitting on the sidelines with once again unelected Green Party leader Elisabeth May to lick each other's wounds.
If the Liberal lose, and they will, Michael Ignatieff will find himself under a Liberal leadership vote soon after by his own Liberal party and regaled as another failed Canadian Idol, sitting next to his predecessor Stephane Dion.
For those who blame Harper for the HST, just know the money was offered to all provinces by the Feds, but it was a Liberal Premier who took the billions of dollars and ran with it without taxpayer input.
Make your vote count by doing research and more research of all political parties and their leaders and their performance and get all sides of the political viewpoint from not just the media, but backgrounds on economy, crime,justice, social issues and taxpayer input.
For British Columbians, remember information will set you free...................to vote with facts instead of political rhetoric by those who offer no solutions or the consequences of their political actions which will affect all Canadians.