UPDATE: I'm told elections are on Mondays always. So, to that end, Dec. 3, 10 or 17th are election date possibilities.
That's right. They're running out of time. This could well be Stevie's Joe Clark moment.
Stephane Dion is going to give one hell of a speech today. He's fully prepared to take on this fraudster of a Prime Minister.
Back to my original point. Let's say the government were to fall next week. Let's say it's Wednesday. That would make the potential election call on the 25th. That would make an election date of December 5th or 6th.
Let's pretend now that the government doesn't fall next week. Let's say Stevie Harpercrite throws his Hohumnibus Crime Bill forward within the two weeks following that, and the government falls on the 8th of November. The potential election day would become the 19th or 20th of December. Does Harper really want to fight another Christmas battle? Would Canadians really want to see an election then?
No need to continue with those hypotheticals though. Suffice to say that the next opportunity to bring down his own government could not happen until after the Christmas break. Maybe he'll take another four months off to brew up some other concoctions.
As for the Liberal internal woes? They are done. That has played out. Stephane Dion tried to be friendly to his leadership foes, and, in the end, he found that cannot be done. Those that have vacated in Quebec were about to be vacated anyway. The writing was on the wall after Outremont.
As for the three MPs that dared to undermine their leader in Quebec? Be prepared gentlemen in your own ridings. Blame it on the leader if you can't hold onto your seats, but, ultimately, it was your own doing.
As for anyone underestimating Stephane Dion as a LEADER? Stay tuned. Watch and learn. He's dumb like a fox.