Stephen Harper doesn’t sound like a PM that wants an election anytime soon. He’s talking about the budget due after his prorogation of parliament and governing the country with his minority government intact.
LINK “I have no desire to have a spring election and I don’t think anybody does. I certainly don’t think the public does,” Harper said
“Canadians have given us a mandate — it is a minority mandate —we know we have to work in that context and we will continue to try to do so,” Harper said.
“We do have to cast our minds in terms of the economy, in terms of our budget, to tackling the deficit,” Harper said. “That will obviously be the next phase to ensure that the extraordinary measures we’ve had to undertake don’t result in a permanent deficits. Our focus will start to be on exit strategies from the extraordinary fiscal measures we’ve undertaken.”
The deficit this year will top $55 billion and is forecast at more than $45 billion for the fiscal year ending March 30, 2011.”
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