Prime Minister Stephen Harper has today called the by=election to file the vacancy left by the death of Jack Layton in the EDA of Toronto-Danforth for March 12,2012.
Voters in this EDA have a history of voting for the two socialist parties the NDP and the Marijuana Liberal Party of Canada.
Even Marijuana Liberal interim Leader Bob Rae held this riding when he was a Federal Dipper back in the late 70’S.
Traditionally governments don’t win by-elections but Layton is probably looking down with more than a passing interest from heaven.
After all,having just been laid to rest,it is a little soon for him to roll over the grave, should the lefties split the vote and the governing Conservatives come up through the middle and win the seat!