This Time We Mean It
So, Ignatieff has either backed down or tossed down the gauntlet, depending on your interpretation of things. Here's Kady's recap of Iggy's demands:
On EI – he wants to hear what the PM is proposing, as far as reform of the existing system, now – not in three months, and he’s willing to sit longer if necessary, which prompts a collective silent scream from the hostages currently mentally rebooking their summer vacations.
Second – he wants to make sure shovels are in the ground — no specific demand that I can make out, just a general gripe.
Third – our public finances, and the governmen’s hamhanded handling thereof. What’s up with that?
Okay, he seems to be asking for a more detailed five year plan to get the country out of deficit — more detailed than the accountability report card, that is — but no firm deadline on when he’s expecting to see it.
Also, isotopes; the alternative supply of, and a plan for the future.
Which is all good because, really, who out there isn't eager for another week of parliamentary chicken, and election speculation!