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Conservative Values

Economic uncertainty could help Harper

Canada's economy is clearly wilting.

But are things so soft that a change of government - and a change in the country's fiscal policies - are required?

That, of course, is the central question voters and politicians will grapple with over the next several weeks.

Last week, Statistics Canada said Canada's economy got smaller for the fourth month in a row. The shrinkage in April was not, on its own, something to get alarmed about - the economy contracted by 0.1% compared to March - but smaller is smaller, and the trendline is not good.

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