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2006-01-21 14:23:42

By Randall Palmer TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's political leaders embarked on a final weekend blitz on Saturday before Monday's election, which is expected to return the Conservatives to power after more than 12 years in the political wilderness. Liberal Paul Martin, who has been dogged by accusations of party corruption during his two years as prime minister, still insisted he would mount a comeback and win re-election. But polls showed he remains seven to 12 percentage points...

2006-01-21 09:31:15

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Conservatives are heading for victory in Monday's federal election after 12 years out of power, but will not win a majority of seats in Parliament, according to opinion polls published on Saturday. The surveys, which could be among the last before Canadians go to vote, point to an unstable Conservative government that will need support from other parties to stay in power. Pollsters said voters were disillusioned with Liberal Prime...

2006-01-20 21:17:43

By David Ljunggren ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose Liberals are facing defeat in Monday's election, sought to portray his main rival on Friday as an extremist with a hidden plan to ban abortion. Polls show Stephen Harper's Conservatives set to win the election, ending 12 years of rule by the centrist Liberals. Martin has tried without much effect so far to highlight what he describes as the extreme right wing of Harper's party -- one...

2006-01-20 17:32:40

By Jennifer Kwan TORONTO (Reuters) An unexpected turnaround in Canada's election race is making life tough for the Liberals, even for a celebrity candidate like author and human rights activist Michael Ignatieff. Parachuted into a supposedly safe west Toronto seat, Ignatieff had been expected to romp to victory in possible preparation for a long-shot run at the party leadership if Prime Minister Paul Martin steps down. But the reality has been harder, as the Conservative opposition...

2006-01-19 18:53:09

By David Ljunggren OSHAWA, Ontario (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin insisted on Thursday that his Liberals were poised for a comeback in Canada's election race, admitting for the first time that the party had not worked hard enough so far. A series of polls show the opposition Conservatives of Stephen Harper are poised to win the election and end 12 years of Liberal rule. Although Martin's campaign has been dogged by scandals and gaffes, he says he is ignoring the polls and...

2006-01-16 18:26:06

By Randall Palmer SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (Reuters) - The man likely to be elected the new Canadian prime minister in a week's time, Conservative leader Stephen Harper, said on Monday he wants to boost defense spending enough for the world to take notice. "I've made no secret of our desire to rebuild the Canadian military to have the capacities of a sovereign nation," Harper told supporters on a campaign swing through Atlantic Canada. "To make foreign policy decisions that are not...

2006-01-16 17:15:27

By Randall Palmer SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (Reuters) - The man likely to be elected the new prime minister in a week's time, Conservative leader Stephen Harper, said on Monday he wants to boost defense spending enough for the world to take notice. "I've made no secret of our desire to rebuild the Canadian military to have the capacities of a sovereign nation," Harper told supporters on a campaign swing through Atlantic Canada. "To make foreign policy decisions that are not only...

2006-01-16 01:15:21

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives have taken a huge lead over the ruling Liberals and will have little trouble winning the January 23 election, a new poll said late on Sunday. The Strategic Counsel poll for CTV and Monday's Globe and Mail newspaper put support for the Conservatives at 40 percent with the Liberals far behind at 27 percent. The data shows that if the election were held now, the Liberals would be out of office after 12 years in power. The only...

2006-01-16 01:16:32

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives have taken a huge lead over the ruling Liberals and will have little trouble winning the January 23 election, a new poll said late on Sunday. The Strategic Counsel poll for CTV and Monday's Globe and Mail newspaper put support for the Conservatives at 40 percent with the Liberals far behind at 27 percent. The data shows that if the election were held now, the Liberals would be out of office after 12 years in power. The only...

2006-01-15 19:02:38

By David Ljunggren MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose Liberals look set to lose the January 23 election, on Sunday tried to rally flagging support in a traditional stronghold and said he does not believe voters want him out. Polls show the Liberals -- hit by scandals, a poor campaign and voter fatigue -- will be ousted after more than 12 years in power by the opposition Conservatives led by Stephen Harper. Liberal insiders privately concede they cannot...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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