Today commences the election campaign that may or may not change the status-quo in Canadian politics. All of the political parties are trying to get their message across, but will their messages effect the outcome of the upcoming election?
Just a mere few hours will determine the fate of Stephen Harper’s minority government, one littered with corruption and deceit. The campaign is going to be rough and the vocal points have already been decided. However, according to Nanos Research, the opposition could have the upper hand.
The campaign will focus on the economy or ethics and accountability.
With scandals becoming a day to day News topic and the loss of confidence of the opposition parties, it is now more than certain that the government will fall next week. There are two opportunities in which the government will fall, the budget, and the inquiry into the conduct of government practices. However, regardless of the day that is chosen, the government will fall as it seems more and more likely that for the first time in Canadian history, the Government of Canada will be found in contempt.
Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals released two new attack ads today aimed at attacking Harper’s corrupt handling of public office and reaching out to Canadians to be the voice of a new direction. Each ad is 30 seconds long and either depicts news clippings showing Harper’s scandals or, as a novelty, displaying himself in his own ad.
There comes a time in every government’s standings when an event or series of events dominos to their defeat. Brian Mulroney got defeated on the deficit and implementation of the GST, the tax that we pay on almost everything we purchase. Jean Chretien got defeated when tyranny struck the inner core of his party. Paul Martin got defeated due to the sponsorship scandal. Stephen Harper has yet to be defeated, but for a man who campaigned on a platform of accountability and trust, his government’s actions have been anything but.