James Laxer recently wrote a piece Stephen Harper: Now He’s The Champion of National Unity, in which he questions Harper’s new found love of a united Canada. He invoked memories of Harper’s Reform Party under Preston Manning, who had an Abraham Lincoln complex, hoping to invoke “A House Divided” in his handling of Quebec.
With a recent surge of NDP popularity in Quebec, Laxer believes that anything is possible. I still feel that Gilles Duceppe is pretty popular in this province and doubt that the NDP will capture many more seats, but stranger things have happened. It would be wonderful if a federalist party made inroads into the province. And I believe that this election will not be decided by the polls but at the polls.