This is not going to be an ordinary election

Quote from Dimitri Soudas (who apparently hasn’t been totally silenced by his new boss’ expanding role) in the Globe and Mail:

We still expect it is going to be another minority government, but the question is, is it going to be a Liberal or a Conservative minority government.

I will leave to others the joy of pointing out how odd it is to go into an election to get a clear mandate from the people when the best you expect is another minority. My point is rather than it is a very un-electioneering thing to say just a few days before hitting the campaign trail. Usually it’s more along the lines of “we are absolutely confident Canadians will give us a strong majority, based on our accomplishments and the fact that our leader is a leader who leads.”

If such candideness continues throughout the campaign (hello, Kim Campbell) things might get very strange indeed.

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