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 began the campaign for Canada’s fourth election in seven years urging voters to preserve the “closest thing” to a global haven, while Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said the Conservatives have abused democracy and will waste billions of dollars.
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.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a majority of seats in Parliament for the first time, giving his Conservative Party a mandate to bolster the economic recovery with additional tax cuts and erase the country’s deficit with curbs on government spending.
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.
Canada’s dollar strengthened and stocks and bonds may rally after Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a majority government for the first time, allowing him to pursue plans to erase the budget deficit and cut corporate taxes.