>The Canadian PM is set to call an election, and believe it or not, the Conservatives are winning the polls.
Peculiarly it seems like voters like the Conservatives for economic issues and Liberals for environmental. Economy apparently trumps environment as the Liberals are coming in 2nd place.
There is a silver lining to all this, Jack Layton of the NDP (aka the party I wish was down here) is just managing to beat out Stéphane Dion (by 2 points). I don’t mind Dion, but he is no Chretien and the fact that he is coming in 3rd behind Harper and Layton underlines this.