No one can accuse Tom Walkom or Jim Travers of being conservative shills, anything but. The same goes for the Toronto Star itself, probably the strongest voice for Canadian Liberals. Yet they've all but written off Michael Ignatieff and his wobbly, timid leadership of what he's transformed into today's Conservative Lite Party of Canada.
Read this, and this, and this. And this is just scratching the surface.
The Liberal Party is not supposed to be Canada's alternate conservative party. The Liberal Party is supposed to be, as the name suggests, liberal. The Liberal Party is not supposed to be Stephen Harper's Parliamentary water boy. The Liberal Party is not supposed to cower and flinch every time Harper fakes a punch.
Look, this guy has had 18-months during which he's gone from bad to worse. The country and the Liberal Party are the worse off for it. Time after time this leader has gone to the wrong side of policies, the Harper side. Michael Ignatieff did not get handed the leadership so he could be the best thing Stephen Harper has going for him. He was not given the keys to Stornoway so he could while away his time jockeying for position instead of doing his job as Leader of the Opposition.