They predict a Conservative MINORITY government.
I like minority governments.
Opinion polls show Stephen Harper with a strong lead over heading into Monday's Canadian elections.
The Liberal Party's Paul Martin currently leads the Canadian government, but he faces a strong challenge in the upcoming elections.
Canada appears ready to turn to the right in upcoming national elections
By Doug Struck
The Washington Post
BURLINGTON, Ontario ? Rob Hlohinec, 58, doesn't see what's so bad about Americans. He even admits to knowing some.
"I've talked to Americans. They want the same things we want," Hlohinec said as he watched a Conservative Party campaign rally.
At his side, Irene Heller, 82, agreed. She said that was one reason she would vote to replace the government headed by the Liberal Party's Paul Martin in Canadian national elections on Monday. Martin, she said, uses anti-Americanism to try to win votes.
"He gets votes when he knocks America, and I don't approve of that," said Heller, who braved a sleet storm to attend the rally.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper holds a strong lead in public-opinion polls, fueled largely by dissatisfaction with 12 years of Liberal rule. Among the dissatisfied are voters unhappy with the growing divide between Canada and the United States.
"The Liberal Party, with 133 seats in the 308-seat House of Commons, has been in power 12 years. The Liberals won majority victories in 1993, 1997 and 2000, helped by vote-splitting between two right-wing opposition parties. In December 2003, those parties merged into the Conservative Party, which has 98 seats. In June 2004, the Liberals lost their majority amid public anger over a patronage scandal and were forced to rely on the left-leaning New Democratic Party, with 18 seats, for support. The wild card is the separatist Bloc Quebecois, which has 53 seats. There are four independents and two vacant seats."
Might end up with a friend up north again as in the past before Jean Chretien (Canada's Dean act-alike).