Today is the day that the opposition parties are expected to bring down the minority government. For a recent timeline of the parliamentary dance since the last election, visit the CBC The move is seen as an unpopular move as campaigning will happen over Christmas. As the country is divided regionally, it is hard to guess which party will be hurt by the timing of the election. The expectation is that the Liberals will win an another minority government. If that happens however, the no confidence vote may hurt the opposition more then the incumbent government. There will be calls within the ranks of the conservatives for a new leader if Stephen Harper can not deliver any new seats east of Manitoba.