'Federal Election Call In The Liberal's Hands' - Libby Davies
Libby Davies, MP
NDP House Leader
I agree totally with Federal NDP House Leader, Libby Davies. If we are going to have a federal election this fall, it will be the Liberals who make that decision.
Clearly the Bloc Quebecois senses Dion's weakness in Quebec and they want a federal campaign to try and capitalize on that weakness.
The NDP sense Harper's weakness on the Afghanistan file and the environment. NDP troops are flush with enthusiasm after the Outremont by-election and seem anxious to hit the federal hustings.
The Liberal party of Canada would nose dive in a political 'death spiral' if they let the current parliament fall and go into a campaign without internally understanding and addressing the reasons for the Outremont result.
There is also the possibility that Stephen Harper could decide that it is time to go to the polls and pull the plug on his own government. That in itself could bite him politically for bringing on a federal election on the heels of the Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador provincial campaigns.
My prediction - NO FEDERAL ELECTION THIS FALL!