I was really disappointed to read comments attributed to Michael Ignatieff warning that Harper's government will fall if it doesn't produce a strong budget at the end of January.
Maybe so, maybe not, but that won't help Canadian workers or their families. Instead of focusing on ousting Harper the Libs need to focus on presenting alternatives. They need to be able to unveil, concurrently with the Tory budget, a budget the Liberals believe Canada needs, a budget the Liberals are ready to fight an election on.
Harper always places politics and his own political ambitions ahead of the country - always - but that's no excuse for the Liberals to play that game and especially not now.
Ignatieff, Rae and the rest of you - you've got time, use it. There really isn't a great deal to choose from in any of the leadership frontrunners. The Liberals have to be ready to govern in an enormous crisis from Day One.
Get to work and then, on Harper's budget day, show Canadians a clear reason why they ought to trust you, not him to ride out this storm.