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What if they gave an election and nobody came...

Tories need to prepare to answer the 'Why election now?' question, but if they can get that out of the way early, the seas look fairly calm

Let's see if I have this right, the government polling numbers are shy of a majority, the Liberals are staring at some pretty daunting prospects, the Bloc is nervous about the performance of their provincial cousins, and the NDP are so "shell-shocked" about their electoral prospects that they are publicly musing about some kind of ideological orgy of the left. Only in Ottawa can we combine this with a strong economy, financial surpluses and a lack of any clear public policy rationale for seeking a national mandate, and end up with one inescapable conclusion ... we're going!

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What if they gave an election and nobody came...

Tories need to prepare to answer the 'Why election now?' question, but if they can get that out of the way early, the seas look fairly calm

Let's see if I have this right, the government polling numbers are shy of a majority, the Liberals are staring at some pretty daunting prospects, the Bloc is nervous about the performance of their provincial cousins, and the NDP are so "shell-shocked" about their electoral prospects that they are publicly musing about some kind of ideological orgy of the left. Only in Ottawa can we combine this with a strong economy, financial surpluses and a lack of any clear public policy rationale for seeking a national mandate, and end up with one inescapable conclusion ... we're going!

  

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Monday, February 2, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Book of Negroes screening on Parliament Hill Jan. 27, 2015

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Copies of Lawrence Hill's book, Book of Negroes.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MP Joyce Bateman, Lawrence Hill and Conservative MP Susan Truppe.
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Conservative MPs Ray Boughen, Rob Clarke, John Barlow and Chris Warkentin.
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Heather Bradley and Aunjanue Ellis
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Aunjanue Ellis, star of Book of Negroes.

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