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2006-01-15 15:33:02

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

2006-01-15 11:06:59

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

2006-01-12 13:37:36

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's once mighty Liberal Party is in serious trouble in the final run-up to the January 23 election, beset by a stumbling campaign, internal divisions and a series of embarrassing gaffes. The party, in power since 1993, has dominated Canadian politics for a century. It is famed for its professionalism and long ago earned the nickname "The Big Red Machine." But the Liberals never really recovered from a kickback scandal in 2004, which badly...

2006-01-11 16:55:59

By Amran Abocar TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives appear set to win the January 23 election, according to new polls, but Prime Minister Paul Martin said his Liberals had fought back before and would surprise again. The Liberals have been stumbling as the race enters its final stretch, even suffering the embarrassment on Wednesday of seeing their policy platform leaked to a conservative-leaning magazine. But Martin said the Liberals would stage a comeback as they...

2006-01-11 11:14:03

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives looked more certain than ever on Wednesday to win the January 23 election, a new poll showed, as the ruling Liberals suffered the embarrassment of seeing their policy platform leaked to the media. The Strategic Counsel poll for The Globe and Mail showed the Conservatives had the support of 38 percent of adult Canadians with the Liberals far behind on 28 percent. The figures strongly suggest the Conservatives of...

2006-01-07 18:01:06

By Robert Melnbardis MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Conservatives are narrowly leading the ruling Liberals in opinion polls as the party leaders prepare for two key televised debates ahead of the January 23 national election. A Strategic Counsel poll published in the Globe and Mail on Saturday put popular support for the Conservatives at 33 percent, up 2 percentage points from a January 3 poll. The Liberals were at 31 percent, down 2 points, while the left-leaning New Democratic...

2005-12-14 14:37:28

By Allan Dowd RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada's January 23 election. But U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who warned Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning, denied on Wednesday he was trying to control the election debate. Martin -- who has regularly...

2005-12-14 14:37:43

By Allan Dowd RICHMOND, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada's January 23 election. But U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, who warned Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning, denied on Wednesday he was trying to control the election debate. Martin -- who has...

2005-12-10 11:12:20

OTTAWA (Reuters) - One quarter of Canada's election campaign is now over, and the opposition Conservatives have not yet been able to shake the lead of Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberals in most surveys. Polls published on Saturday showed broadly similar results to those just before the government was toppled on November 28 after an official report detailed kickbacks from government contracts which were illegally used in Liberal campaigns. Some focus will now be on debates next...

2005-12-03 21:11:02

By Robert Melnbardis MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada is heading for another minority government, even though most voters want the winning party to take a majority of parliamentary seats in next month's national election, according to polls published on Saturday. The Liberals under Prime Minister Paul Martin have the support of 33 percent of voters, while the Conservatives, headed by Stephen Harper, are at 31 percent, according to an Ipsos-Reid survey published in the National Post. The...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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