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Another election better than Dion-led coalition, Canadians say

Dec 5, 2008


    From Canadian Business magazine

    TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Canadians would rather have another federal
election than see a coalition government headed by Liberal Leader Stéphane
Dion take power, according to a poll released today by COMPAS for Canadian
Business magazine.
    Nearly 70% of the 505 Canadians surveyed said they prefer to go to the
polls again - with the strongest support for a new election coming from
Western Canadians. The results suggest that Conservative Prime Minister
Stephen Harper would win 51% of the votes were Canadians to cast ballots
today, winning majorities in both the West and in Ontario.
    The Conservatives would also beat the Liberals by a wide margin in
Quebec, although the Bloc Québécois would maintain its dominance in the
province, the survey showed.
    Parliament is currently prorogued until late January, however a proposed
coalition government comprising the Liberals, NDP and the Bloc Québécois has
not given up its goal of bringing down the Conservatives.
    For more survey results and views on the current political situation from
Canadians, go to www.canadianbusiness.com/compas.

    About Canadian Business magazine:
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Monday, except in January, July and August, when monthly issues are published.
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