I wanted to put Mr. Harper’s comments to the test and find out what independent observers in the financial community are thinking. No one appears to be shaking at the prospect, there are no predictions of apocalypse, and, indeed, there’s a recognition of the NDP platform.

And here’s the thing: Not only is it not your father’s NDP, it’s not your father’s economy either, as David Watt of RBC Dominion Securirties put it to me.

This would normally be about the point in the NDP’s fortunes where business-sponsored full-page ads would start appearing warning that “Layton” rhymes with “Satan” and can that really be a coincidence? Instead, this.

Still think this is a boring election?

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