Canada's Conservatives held on Tuesday to win the nation's third election in four years, after a global financial meltdown mangled their campaign, according to television projections. Two of three national television stations predicted Prime Minister Stephen Harper would form his second minority government since 2006, with Conservatives elected or leading in more than 110 of 308 electoral districts. Public broadcaster CBC however held out on the size of Harper's caucus. Canada is the first major economy to go to the polls since the start of a global banking meltdown in recent weeks, to be followed by a US presidential election November 4. Harper, at the helm of a minority government since January 2006, had started the 37-day electoral campaign ahead in the polls, but failed to galvanize support around any one issue, until world financial markets tumbled in the wake of US subprime mortgage woes.