Depite the indications from his Leader, the federal Liberal agriculture critic says it's unlikely we'll have a federal election this year.

"With a minority government, an election is possible at any point in's hard to say where it might go. I in fact think you could find this parliament sit well into 2012 before we end up having an election," says Wayne Easter.

In year-end interviews, Michael Ignatieff changed his message to say that the Liberals believe Canadians are ready for an election.

Wayne Easter joined Kelvin Heppner on the Manitoba Farm Journal to look ahead to the rest of the year: