Fixed elections dates? I'm not so such whether it's a great improvement. In 2007 a law was passed providing for fixed federal elections dates. I'm left wondering what the meaning of "dropping the writ" now means. It seems to have been relegated to a mere formality.
The fixed election date provision has pushed Canadian politics into near interminable election mode. We have already heard enough of mutual trashing of each other's leaders, and the campaign has not even begun. I suppose most capital cities are fueled by gossip and rumor. Ottawa is no exception. All week long we have been subjected to the "news" that Mr. Harper might drop the writ on Sunday. Please, Mr. Harper, call the election already!