Minority Government

“Coalition government could be possible, but party leaders are divided”(CBC News)

CBC News: A tight three-way race among the federal Conservatives, Liberals and NDP has raised the possibility of a coalition forming government after the Oct. 19 vote. Various campaign polls have suggested that whichever party does…

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“NDP or Liberal government ‘real possibilities,’ says Harper” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles, Bruce Campion-Smith and Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): In the face of declining poll numbers, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said he still believes he will win the most seats come Election Day but…


“Don’t rule out Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau from winning election: Hébert” (The Toronto Star)

Chantal Hébert (The Toronto Star): As the election campaign moves into high gear, neither Stephen Harper, nor Thomas Mulcair or Justin Trudeau is out of the game yet. With six weeks to go to the…


“‘More about change’: New Ipsos poll shows most voters ok with Mulcair, Trudeau minority, just not Harper” (Global News)

James Armstrong (Global News): While the ultimate goal of Canadian political parties is to form a majority government in the House of Commons, none of the three parties which could form government are even close to…


“How NDP, Liberals can best oust Harper: Hepburn” (The Toronto Star)

Bob Hepburn (The Toronto Star): While opinion surveys show the NDP in the lead, the ruling Conservatives are still widely predicted at this stage to win the most seats, given how each parties’ bases of…




“Most Canadians want change, poll shows – even if it means a minority government” (Global News)

Anna Mehler Paperny (Global News): NDP leader Tom Mulcair took a break from campaigning Thursday, as most polls show he is in a tight three-way race with the Liberals and the Conservatives. The risk for Mulcair…