This morning, Prime Minister Harper visited Governor General Michelle Jean to dissolve Parliament to call an election for October 14th.
Harper and the Conservatives were elected in January 2006 but with a minority parliament. It is nothing short of amazing this parliament has lasted nearly three years.
Harper wants a majority government. The signs are good. The Tories are ahead in the polls and the Liberals have an unpopular leader in Stephane Dion.
Still, Harper is taking a risk. If he is re-elected but without majority he is exactly back to where he is now. That would be nearly as bad as losing the election.
Let the fun begin.