Liberal party insiders who support Michael Ignatieff will undoubtedly use the current party-in-crisis atmosphere to dump Stéphane Dion and install Ignatieff as leader without benefit of a full leadership convention, leaving poor old Bob Rae out in the cold
Apparently, neither Jack Layton nor secessionist Gilles Duceppe will support a Liberal-NDP coalition with Dion at the helm. So what will the power-hungry Grits do? Well, dump Stéphane, of course. Such a golden opportunity to be rid of looser Dion and grab the rains himself must be next to irresistible for Iggy, eh?
I don’t think the Tory government will fall next week, but Dion’s days as leader may well end before Christmas. With him as leader, it reduces maneuvering room for the Grits, and Iggy’s too bright not to see this.