I'll forewarn those who don't like right wing sources that this is definitely that.
CANADIAN CONSERVATIVES LOOKING GOOD -- Conservatives in Canada lead in every national poll and appear on the verge of capturing at least a plurality of seats in Parliament during the national election Jan. 23. If that happens, Conservative leader Stephen Harper would become prime minister.
In a Jan. 20 Strategic Counsel poll conducted for CTV and The Globe and Mail, Conservatives led the governing Liberals 37 percent to 28 percent. The other parties had less than 20 percent.
Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin has gone on the attack in recent days, accusing Harper of having ties with American conservatives and of wanting to turn Canada into a "right-wing" country. But so far, the attacks haven't worked.
If his party takes power, Harper has promised a vote in Parliament to repeal the legalization of "gay marriage." Such a vote, though, would face an uphill climb in the Liberal-controlled Senate. Senators are unelected and serve until the age of 75, although Harper wants to turn the Senate into an elected body.
Nevertheless, a Conservative government would be a big victory for pro-family groups, who watched the Liberals last year successfully push to redefine marriage. The Liberals also want to decriminalize marijuana.
Parliament has 308 seats, which means any party has to win 155 seats to form a majority government.
For more information about the national debate over "gay marriage," visit http://www.bpnews.net/samesexmarriage
On January 24, 2006 fundieland will be happy to see the dark ugly political turn that their neighbours are making.