Over 10 years of Conservative governance, Canada has fallen behind. Stephen Harper has led us to the verge of recession, has set Canadian researchers and scientists back a generation & has created a culture of willful ignorance. 

From the New York Times: The Closing of the Canadian Mind

Whether or not he loses, (Harper) will leave Canada more ignorant than he found it. The real question for the coming election is a simple but grand one: Do Canadians like their country like that?