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Canadians go to the Polls in one of the Closest Elections Ever

Like their American cousins, Canadians are poised to partake in what looks like one of the closest elections ever.

All bets are on the newly formed Conservative Party (aka Reform/Alliance) with a minority government. Will that mark the end of Paul Martin's political career? NOT likely. Some say he may resign if he is ousted from his short-stint as Prime Minister.

I say the man is too ambitious, too arrogant to fade away so quickly. Already there are rumblings of an alliance with the NDP, and you can bet he will be looking for an opportunity to bring down the Conservatives with a vote of non-confidence.

Will Harper and the Conservatives be able to build a likewise coalition? Not likely from what I know of him personally, and if he is still as arrogant as I remember. And besides, his policies are so vastly different from the Liberals and NDP I doubt that could ever happen.

And what about the Bloc separatists? Now that would certainly make strange bedfellows. Western separatists (aka Reform) and Quebec separatists working together? Given their bitter rivalry, that would usher in a NEW Canada indeed!

The wagons have encircled Ottawa so let the games begin! Should be exciting to watch how it all unfolds.


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