Of course Harper must be stopped at all costs according to the CH. There is not an unbiased bone in the body of this media outlet and its columnists.
Not working with others? How did the minority government last five years then? Because the government was supported by the people and to this day do not have much use for the official opposition leader and his party nor the other opposition parties.
Do I agree with all the tactics used by the Harper government? Not at all. Howeve, the government had to fight tooth and nail against three opposition parties who comprised an informal coalition to stop any progess the Conservatives could make.
There is no indication that Ignatieff has any leadership abilities. He can't even manage his own party.
The United States has a "great communicator" and that country is in a world of hurt. The man has turned into a dud and I suspect with Ignatieff as PM the same fate would befall Canada.
There is a big difference between forming a collation with your opposition in order to form a government, when the leader of the party with the most seats is requesting the dissolving of the government and the calling of an election, and the situation that transpired in 2009-2010. Here the leader of the party with the most seats (Harper) was being forced aside by the three Amigo's (Layton, Dion, Dueceppe) Harper was not going to the Governor General in order to have her grant a dissolution of parliament, Harper was about to introduce legislation to eliminate the $2 buck a vote give away to the Liberals, the Block, the Greens and to the N.D.P. That is what woke them up from their tax induced sleep, and forced them to gang up to protect their turf. Anyone who tried to portray that coalition as a defense of democracy is truly deluded, it was the defense of their financial well being, pure and simple, enough of this foolish talk about the voter being the the most important part of the political process, the survival of the party is front and center. Sort of like Russia without the czar.Eh Iggy?