Harper could also call an election in 2014, Senate scandal a game changer

Comments Prime Minister Stephen Harper made during Parliament’s holiday recess have prompted speculation he may once again ignore the fixed federal election law and call a snap election this year to extract his government from the Senate expense scandal that shows no sign of easing.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured in this file photo. Pollster Nik Nanos says the Senate scandal has been a game changer. ‘No one should dismiss the possibility of an election in 2014 if the Conservatives felt that they were in the right, that the Prime Minister had done nothing wrong and that they need to renew their mandate in order to continue what they believe is their good work on the economic front.’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 10:30 PM

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