Canada's Tories Weigh Risks Of Early Poll

Posted on Friday, February 23 at 13:20 by jensonj
"What one wants and what one has control over may be two entirely different things," says Goldy Hyder, a Conservative strategist. The Tories' actions suggest that campaign planning is well under way. The party has recently aired a series of aggressive television advertisements against Stéphane Dion, the opposition Liberals's new leader. A budget, to be tabled on March 19, has the trappings of a vote-getter. Jim Flaherty, the finance minister, has indicated he will include tax cuts and higher transfers to the provinces for health and education spending, with enough left over to ensure Canada's tenth balanced budget in a row. URL:


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