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Election fever for one Conservative starts early

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Forget the non-confidence vote, it's on: Thursday night, 8 p.m., Conservative federal candidate for Winnipeg Centre, Bev Pitura, is tooled up for her election campaign.  Photo: Rick Harp

The Conservative Party candidate for Winnipeg Centre is getting a jump on the competition in her constituency. Bev Pitura's bus stop bench election pitch was spotted by MediaINDIGENA's Rick Harp on Thursday evening at the corner of Sargent Avenue and Valour Road.

The advert states that it is "Paid for and authorized by the official agent for the Bev Pitura Campaign."

He shared his thoughts on Facebook: "They don't just pump out and install those puppies in a day. Tempted to suggest this possibly ‘forced' election was what Cons wanted all along."

Earlier this week, rabble.ca columnist Murray Dobbin suggested that concessions Prime Minister Stephen Harper had to offered NDP leader Jack Layton in Wednesday's budget in return for his support were so minuscule as to make it impossible for Layton to accept, thereby ensuring an election. 

"He made Jack an offer he couldn't accept," said Dobbin.

After hearing about the bus bench in Winnipeg, Dobbin added that this reinforced his opinion, and suggested the prime minister could not blame Layton, the Liberal Party, or the Bloc Québécois for "forcing" an election.

"Harper will whack Jack and the Liberals for forcing an election when it was part of his strategy all along."

Have you seen other candidates getting their election face on a little early? Let us know below!


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