Today the voters of Canada are going to the poll to elect a new national government. The ruling Conservatives are hoping to be able to govern with an outright majority of seats in the lower House of parliament. Since they won election in 2007, they have led minority governments.
However, there is a surge of support for the outright socialist New Democrat party. Unlike the Liberal party, the New Dems are full-throated socialists. There is talk that they may become the formal opposition party in parliament. And may coalition with the Liberals to keep the Conservatives from forming a new government.
It is an important vote and could usher in a majority Conservative government. Or a grand coalition of the left.
Here is a place for complete coverage. More updates later tonight.