If anyone is concerned with good government and responsible use of taxpayer money, then they should relish an early election call. I still think the chances of an quick election are strong, but recent polls have created some doubt. Objectively, the best thing for Canada is an immediate election and here's why.
There is no doubt that the Conservative government has formulated policy within the idea of a early election. The rash of big ticket expenditures, a transparent election budget, all co-ordinated to maximize vote potential. Little regard for long-term fiscal responsibility, out of control government spending(8% rise) and what amounts to direct voter buying, as it relates to the mythical imbalance. The government is operating with short-term goals in mind, sacrificing balance for political expediency.
Let's say that an election doesn't happen, despite the transparency of the government, then what? You hear talk of a fall election, when Flaherty will release a financial statement. There is already speculation that if an election is delayed, the Conservatives will look for further tax relief prior to a call. In other words, if this moment is lost, we can expect another rash of irresponsible, short-sighted spending announcements, with voter appeal the only consideration. Canada can't afford to have a government that is forever in election mode, it will take a fiscal toll, not to mention no sense of real responsibility.
The Tories have spent with an election in mind, the best thing for Canada's long-term interest is simply to have that election. The alternative is more of the same, while the government squanders.