The Liberals have brought Chretien and Martin to shore their base and to remind the voters that they were good economic managers. They have to ensure their "ethnic base" especially in the 905 area and Montrea l( in the last election the Ref/Con won no seats in Totornto, Montreal and Vancouver), and they are mounting a drive especially among Sri Lankans, East Indians/Sikhs and Chinese voters. The Libs.. traditional Greek, Italian and Jewish base is under attack too, especially among the youths.Any chance of Ignatieff winning is dependent on retaining this crucial vote, which in the past was taken for granted. They and the NDP are using the health/ home care/pensioner issues to counter this, but may slplit the vote and allow the Ref/Con to slide in a la the Free Trade vote in 1988.
Only 2 weeks to go and a lot of voters are still sitting on the fence. Other than Layton, (and his support is scattered all over the country and not concentrated like the Bloc) none of the leaders have made an impact. It is the trust and hidden right-wing issues with Harper. Ignatieff is too sriff and dull and Duceppe is Duceppe.
Something needs to break in the final days or else the "pizza" parliament will continue.