The Prime Minister will attempt to concentrate on governing in just three major areas -- the economy, the environment and global issues, according to a senior government source.I'm just curious to know how likely is it that the Liberals could win a majority? Given the current alignment in Canadian politics I find it very unlikely that Canada will see a majority party in the next couple of years.
This new and focused approach would attempt to answer critics who have called Mr. Martin indecisive and labelled him "Mr. Dithers." It would allow him to deliver in the three areas, "global, green and the economy . . . where he is comfortable and Canadians are comfortable with him," the source said.
Liberals believe Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's budget, and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's support of it, have bought them a full year of governing.
This would give them time to craft a tax-cut budget that could help them win a majority at the polls in the spring of 2006, according to a senior Liberal.
Perhaps the Bloc could implode but I find that unlikely. I suspect they will lose seats the next time around but not enough to grant the Liberals a majority. And I suppose the Conservatives could implode as well but once again I think the odds of that are pretty slim.
If I was a betting man, which I'm not, I'ld bet that the results of any election called within a year won't be much different than the 2004 results.
[Via NORMAN'S SPECTATOR]