After voting in favor of dozens if not hundreds of Conservative bills the Libs have drawn yet another line in the sand.
No more trained seal shows from the Natural Ruling Party.
And Canadians could be going to the polls yet again.
Is this 5 times in 5 years?
Personally I am losing track.
But what I do know is that it costs taxpayers around $300 million every time.
It's an election virtually no rank and file Canadian's want.
My guess is that it will result in the lowest voter turn-outs in recorded Canadian history.
And virtually no change in seats or government.
So why would Iggy pull the plug?
Some political wonks are claiming Iggy is doing it just to cement his position within the party.
The reality is that the LP of C and its inner workings are somewhat distinct from Liberally elected MP's.
In other words Iggy could be calling an election just to solidify his position within the LP of C and to enable him to shuffle the chairs and organize his own shadow government choices.
Knowing full well that he has virtually no chance of forming a government.
And not caring that Canadian taxpayers will be on the hook for $300 million in order for him to perform an internal shuffle within LPC ranks.
Well, OK then.
If we do go to the polls in November there are not too many unknowns.
The major one in my view is Iggy and his potential speaking performances.
Iggy is a well educated academic.
As an experienced American University Prof he will be very skilled both in debate and public speaking.
I believe the possibility does exist that Iggy could smoke Harpo in public debate during an election campaign.
Harpo better be sharpening up his debating skills is all I can say.
So assuming we Canadians are off to the polls what will be the result apart from the lowest turnout in history?
In my opinion.
A Liberal majority: virtually impossible.
A Liberal minority: unlikely but possible.
A Conservative minority: either up a couple of seats or down a couple of seats, almost a sure thing.
A Conservative majority: unlikely but certainly more likely than a Liberal minority.
So the Bloc and maybe the Dippers loose a seat or two to the Libs.
And maybe the the Cons loose a seat or two to the Libs in the East and maybe pick up a seat or two in the hinterlands out West.
All that for $300 million.
Still the speeches should be a bit more exciting than a Maple Leafs game.