Imagine if we had to suffer through a presidential elections more often. That's what Canada is experiencing today as voters across the provinces head to the polls for the third time in four years. Our northern neighbor is the first major economic power to hold general elections since the global economic crisis began, and Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to hang onto his post, if barely. As Roy MacGregor writes in The Globe and Mail, it has been "a campaign of 'failure.' Failure to impress. Failure to convince. Failure to connect." Harper’s case may be helped by the Toronto Stock Exchange: Amid its worst few weeks in the last 70 years, it has shot up today.