That was close

Thank goodness for Danny Williams and Gilles Duceppe. The Conservatives fell short of a majority by only a handful of seats, thanks in part to losses in Newfoundland (of all places) and stagnation in Quebec.

Stephen Harper keeps his job but he didn’t win the election. Nobody was a clear winner. After all that money spent, we are pretty much back where we started before the election, give or take a few seats.

Stephane Dion might not be so lucky to keep his job as leader of the Liberal Party. I suspect Dion will not see another election as leader, but he might not go right away. Provided he doesn’t resign tonight, he has a lot of rebuilding to do. They shouldn’t go through another Parliament afraid of standing up to the government because they can’t afford an election.

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