As delighted as many of us are to be sending a historic number of NDPers to Ottawa, the fact is that this election was largely a referendum on Stephen Harper's rights-defying agenda, and he won.
Whatever the result on Monday, the same large question will be present: how to re-align the forces of the centre-left into something useful instead of a squabbling and splintered affair.
This short summary of the Harper record on the economy may have even some Conservatives think twice before they elect the next Manager in Chief.
Looking for a suitable theme for Easter weekend isn't difficult when you have a born-again Christian as prime minister who actually may think he is God.
As the prime minister of a long-established, if complacent, democracy, Stephen Harper is supposed to say that for him the will of the people is paramount.
Let's raise the tone of the debate. This is about values, and principles, not which level of government has jurisdiction. Vote for what you believe in.
If the present election was being held next fall, Stephen Harper's name might be mud on his strongest boast: the economy.
Medicare is turning out to be the sleeper issue in this election as Canadians continue to say that public health care is their most important election issue, even more important than the economy.
The dangerous disconnect between what the people want and the plans of those who control the state is all too clear in our fraying democracy.
Harper's determined efforts to demonize the notion of a coalition has helped push it off the agenda, even though coalitions are perfectly legitimate.