"Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with Liberal Leader Stephane Dion in Ottawa on Monday to talk about whether an election is the way to settle differences among the parties in a Parliament that Harper says has become increasingly dysfunctional.
The Labour Day talk is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at the prime minister's residence at 24 Sussex Drive.
The prime minister has met with other opposition leaders in the past two days, ostensibly to determine whether there is common ground to avoid a fall election."
So the writ could be dropped as early as tomorrow night(?), which would mean a 6-week campaign to October 14th. Six-seven weeks is a typical campaign, although they've been as short as 5 weeks.
I've already seen TV commercials with people saying "I'm voting for Stephen Harper!". Huh? Can't Dion still say no?