QUEBEC CITY, July 31 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has challenged Liberal Party leader Stephane Dion to "fish or cut bait" on fall election threats.
Harper's speech Wednesday to fellow Conservative Party members charged his opponent was delaying the current work of government with recent suggestions that he might force an election, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported Thursday.
"Either let the current Parliament work and let us get on with our mandate, or the voters
themselves will decide," Harper said. "If Mr. Dion wants a real debate -- not just among politicians but a debate open to everybody -- all he has to do is follow through on his latest threat to force an election."