An election is inevitable now. The sad calculation of the Liberal Party is that they have nothing to lose by forcing one. How could it get any worse for them? They are doing worse than Stephane Dion ever did and that is very bad indeed.
In fact, losing an election has several side benefits for the Liberal Party. Losing an election means they get to dump Micheal Ignatieff. I don't believe there is a real mechanism to replace Iggy if he doesn't resign. As we saw with Stephane Dions replacement, the shadowy back room can simply appoint a leader and then hold a mock leadership election where nobody runs against him.
I'm sure Iggy intends to be PM for his own reasons but the Liberal Party would be happy to close the book the opposition leader whatever the outcome.
The other reason the Liberal Party benefits from losing an election is for the $1.95 per vote election subsidy. This electoral welfare is not only bad for democracy and the taxpayers, it favors large old lazy parties. Liberals have had problems raising money ever since their big corporate cronies were barred from making huge donations. Without a cash incentive among other things the Liberal Party have since moved left hopping to cash in on the NDPs union fundraising bonanza. Without the vote subsidy, the Liberals will not be able to pay their bills or service their ballooning debts.
The total cost of this unnecessary and useless election will be $350 million. You are being dragged to the polls to remove the Liberal Leader and to involuntarily postpone Liberal bankruptcy. This whole exercise of faux scandals and lame threats is nothing more selfish internal politics. The Liberals regard the Canadian Taxpayer as nothing more than cash machine where in minority situations can make withdrawals any time.
Canadians have to stop this wasteful merry-go-round of endless elections. All Conservatives have to do is give them a good reason to do so. When the opposition forces an election this time lets make them regret it. Lets bring out the big game and give them something to vote for not just against. We've had enough elections. Each of them represents a brand new Ice Breaker built here in Canada. The country needs the Conservative Party to do such a good job that we don't have to do this again for 5 years. Do your part to help them. Fortune favors the bold. The party needs boldness. The Country needs boldness. The world needs Canadian boldness. Be bold (and mighty forces will come to your aid).