Harper says now not a good time for election

Tue Jan 4, 2011 3:25pm EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday now is not a good time for an election and that it is up to opposition parties to decide whether or not to force one.

Speaking to reporters after a minor cabinet shuffle, Harper said his minority Conservative government will remain focused on safeguarding a fragile economic recovery, not engaging in "economic adventurism."

(Reporting by Louise Egan; editing by Rob Wilson)