- By voting against the budget.
- By voting on a contempt for Parliament motion - wouldn't necessarily trigger an election, but as it does technically contain jail time as a penalty, Harper would opt to go to the polls.
- By voting against last year's budget - there are still some measures that need to be voted on from the last of this fiscal year's budget.
- Last, but not least, Harper could start the election before by going to the Governor-General. He could always prorogue again, but it's not likely.
OTTAWA—The Conservatives’ budget was swiftly and flatly rejected by all three Opposition parties, spelling the likely end of the Conservative government within a week.
“I believe it’s time that families got a break, I believe in a Canada where no senior lives in poverty,” said NDP Jack Layton. “Clearly Mr. Harper doesn’t.Read more at the Toronto Star.