I think that it is becoming increasingly clear that Stephen Harper's perfomance in the leaders debate in english was awful (and in french just disastrous).
In the face of life-changing economic upheaval, Harper is preparing to do nothing.
And Canadians saw that in the debates.
If Harper manages to form a second government, you are on your own.
Tomorrow, the Conservatives bowing to public pressure will offer a face saving and belated policy platform. Like most Conservative policy announcements, it will be made to great fanfare. And like most Harper announcements, it will be thoroughly discredited within two or three days.
I suspect that the platform will be laundry list of tax loopholes that will render the Canadian tax system more arcane and difficult to navigate.
If the Conservatives want to lose the election definitively, they will talk about Senate reform and reopening the constistution.
What we won't get tomorrow is visionary policy.
It will be B.S. in front of a media-friendly backdrop.