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Canadians Vote For Change

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Stephen Harper says Canada "has voted for change." Canadians have chosen to end 12 years of Liberal rule, and give a minority Conservative government led by Harper a chance. The prime minister in waiting said he'll govern for all Canadians, not just for those who voted Tory. Harper says his top priority is to clean up government by making it more accountable to taxpayers. Although Canadians have given power to the Conservatives, voters are keeping them on a short leash. Harper will lead a minority government with 124 seats. Liberals will have 103. The Bloc Quebecois got 51 seats, and the NDP won 29 -- 10 more than the last election. Martha Foley spoke with Dr. Robert Thacker, chairman of the Canadian Studies Department at St. Lawrence University, about the vote, and its likely consequences.

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Martha Foley
News and Public Affairs Director

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