Less than a week to the March 26 vote, the odds of a Liberal defeat are increasing. Quebec Premier Jean Charest is in the fight of his political life.
If Dion sets course too sharply to the left, he risks overshooting the centre, thus leaving it open for Harper to expand his coalition while the Liberals shrink theirs.
Stephen Harper and Jean Charest are engaged in a high-stakes gamble and if successful could move goal posts on Quebec-Canada playing field.
To put it bluntly, Jean Charest is afraid to lose his spring window of opportunity to a Parliamentary budget crisis and a federal election.
Momentum threatens to leave sovereignty movement high and dry on eve of make-or-break provincial and federal elections
If the federal Conservatives can't win an urban southern Ontario riding like London North Centre next month, they're unlikely to stay in power
Gov.-Gen. MichaÃ«lle Jean wades uncommonly deep in political territory over past few months
Harper will have to decide how much he can afford to stake on Quebec Premier Charest
As for the opposition parties who currently pay lip service to the cause of journalistic access, the evidence also suggests that once in power, they will pick up where Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaves off. Stay tuned.