...its not too good for numbers & letters & such. Norm Spector thinks Tuesday April 13th will be our next election day. Except in the body of his latest, he writes:
With these documents on the public record, Mr. Harper could then cross the street to Rideau Hall to request a vote on Tuesday April 12th, explaining to voters that Canada needs a single set of safe hands on the wheel (namely, his!) to deal with the next phase of the economic recovery through gradual expenditure restraint and no tax increases.
The discrepancy is because Norm got the day wrong until someone in the comments told him April 12th was a Monday.
Poor calender reading skills aside, this
Waiting until the fall would also give Michael Ignatieff more time to recover from his disastrous 2009. On the other hand, dropping a quick writ in the spring — a page straight out of the Jean Chrétien playbook — would throw a spanner in the Liberals’ thinkers conference, planned for Montréal from March 26 to 28.
... makes some sense. So I am rather hoping Iggy et al have some kind of policy "plan B" ready should this "thinkers conference" abruptly need to be called off. I have been told that they do, that's there's been stuff ready since the election threats back in September. We may soon find out.
...although I think a good portion of Harper's current "popularity" (under majority support in all polls) is predicated on his not being seen to act opportunistically, and that it will dissipate if he triggers an election. But, again, we may soon find out.