Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper campaigned for the majority government he won yesterday saying the opposition was foisting an “unnecessary” election on the public. Voters responded by sending the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois to their worst-ever results and vaulting the New Democratic Party to their best.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spent much of Canada’s televised debate last night fending off opposition attacks that he’s misspent public funds and undermined the country’s finances with business tax reductions.
Voting has ended in most of Canada in today’s general election, the fourth in seven years, in which Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking his first majority government and New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton aims to ride his surging popularity to become the leader of the opposition.
Opposition lawmakers toppled Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper ’s government, triggering an election that may result in an alliance to reverse his corporate tax cuts and overturn plans for more military spending.
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff , seeking to make up ground in polls, opened week two of Canada’s election campaign asking voters to choose between more social spending and Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper ’s tax breaks for businesses.
Michael Ignatieff , head of Canada’s main opposition Liberals, urged voters from other left-leaning opposition parties to help return his party to power, saying there is a strong chance of an election this year.