As the Canadian Parliament returns for what promises to be another acrimonious session, two opinion polls show that the Harper Conservatives hold a slight lead over Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats.
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll pegs Conservative support at 34 per cent, the New Democrats at 27, the Liberals at 24 and the Greens at seven. According to the Huffington Post: “The second poll by Nanos Research also gives the Tories the edge, but with just two per cent on the NDP the Tory lead is within the margin of error.”
But the Conservatives’ lead will not last. Another Bill C38-style omnibus bill will certainly anger Canadians. The Conservatives are reportedly planning to “introduce a second contentious budget-implementation bill as early as next week as part of its “cornerstone” agenda for the fall session of Parliament.”