U.S. on Canuck Elections

Predictions on past Canadian elections prepared by the U.S.

Published: Thursday, 10/16/2008 12:00 am EDT

Predictions on past Canadian elections prepared by the U.S. State Department for American diplomats stationed in Ottawa claimed Stephen Harper wasn't as "scary" as the Liberals say, the Vancouver Sun reported. A 2004 report said Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe "overcame his reputation for charmlessness," that Joe Clark was the "clear winner" of the 2000 television debate and that Jean Chrétien had "blundered" in calling an election while a flooding disaster ravaged Manitoba.

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