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Canada’s Conservatives have lost edge they had on the economy, polls suggest

“The trump card that has decided elections in the Conservatives’ favour is no longer so useful,” writes Éric Grenier for CBC News. Those previous elections were the 2007 and 2011 Canadian federal elections, which Stephen Harper’s Conservatives won.