National Newswatch
National Opinion Centre

The pro-Conservative ads are on the radio. The pro-Conservative visuals are on TV.
The federal election isn’t slated until next October. Yet still . . . .
To watch Prime Minister Stephen Harper is to see a politician in full campaign mode. Harper’s actions are always political. But these days they are political with a new intensity.
By all precedent, and after nine years of Conservative rule, voters should be heartily sick of this government. That is just the way of the world.
But the fates are gathering in Harper’s favour. In particular, the murder of two Canadian soldiers on home soil has provided cover and justification for his decision to join the U.S. war in Iraq against Islamic State radicals.

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