But there are still many routes to seeing Harper's exit. In many ridings across the country. According to even the Globe and Mail "there are dozens of ridings across Canada where the ABHers will determine the outcome." ABH = Anybody but Harper. Another prominent and power group of veterans who disagree with Harper's policies is rallying under the banner "Anyone But Conservatives -- Canadian Veterans Campaign 2015.
Vote ABC is cutting into Harper's base in many areas. The organization is asking Canadians to vote for any alternative to the current government, citing Conservative decisions such as replacing lifetime pensions for injured vets with lump-sum payments, cutting 900 jobs from Veterans Affairs Canada since 2006, and closing offices around the country saying: "[The Conservatives] saved $3.9 million by closing nine Veteran Affairs offices while having the gall to spend $4.5 million for Hockey Night in Canada TV ads to tell Canadians how great a job they are doing to help veterans." Many veterans have declared war on Harper.
The stage is set, the tension of this weird balance is mounting, it appears that the question of whether voters in the critical swing ridings will vote with their brains for the best possible anti-Harper candidate or not will the deciding factor.
There has been though in the last couple of weeks a crack in the neck to neck to neck numbers and the NDP has chosen to lead from the rear [preferring the view of the horse race from there]. If this momentum in preference for Trudeau and the Liberals continues for another week or so i hope and expect to see Trudeau pushing his 'legalize it' stance loud and proud because legal marijuana could bring out a big youth vote for him plus it distinguishes the Liberals from the NDP's wishy-washy stance on this and provides a positive economic benefit that Trudeau hasn't yet taken much advantage of.
i'm still predicting a Liberal Minority govt. on Oct 20th and that that outcome will happen because the Cannabis question combined with the strategic votes of Canadians will carry the day.