Canada's New Government gave it's second throne speech tonight. And since we've had a month of daily election speculation around it, let's start there. With the Bloc and NDP against it, it's all in Dion's hands now. And while there are certainly some ominous promises, throne speeches are vague enough that the Liberals can likely let it pass.
That said, it's going to be a challenge to make it to Christmas without a lack of confidence vote given the following promises in today's speech:
-an elected senate
-previously defeated crime legislation
-repeal the gun registry
-limit federal spending powers
So...looks like we're in for a few months of election speculation stories.
UPDATE: Dion will let the throne speech pass but Harper says his first bill will be a crime bill that will be a confidence motion.