Stephen Harper can almost taste a majority. More than a decade of work to unite the right and make the new Conservative Party more palatable for Canadians has reached a point where the party has, as of mid-March, polled its highest ratings. With an election on May 2nd, Harper is very close to fulfilling his dream of majority rule.
Unless of course he falls short and the opposition parties form a coalition government.
Harper hates this possibility, naturally. He more than anyone recognizes the viability and inevitability of coalition governments.