Prime Minister Stephen Harper just called a federal election for October 14. So Canadians will have to endure a 5 week long political campaign. Compare that to the seemingly endless campaign cycle in the US.
On the other hand, this is also the 3rd Canadian election in 4 years. Canada has been struggling with minority govermments since the Liberal party collapse in 2004.
Canada’s political system is in turmoil. […] Canada is quietly becoming a political basket case, and this latest election may make things even worse.