It has been a bad week for the Ignatieff Liberal Party.
In a span of seven days, Michael Ignatieff has absented his MPs from ever casting a deciding vote on any matter in the House. Absented the Liberal Party from ever making parliament work for Canadians. And now, most stunningly, absented himself from the obligation to ever have a position on any matter of public policy.
In relation to his inconstant stance on the HST, Ignatieff told reporters that he, as leader of the opposition, “doesn’t have to have a position”. The implication being that if we lowly Canadians ever want to know what Ignatieff would do as Prime Minister, we would have to elect him Prime Minister first. (Fortunately, most aren't that interested.)
As Hill watcher Kady O'Malley rightly concludes:
Really, when you get down to it, it goes to credibility — Ignatieff’s, that is, and not just on the HST, but in general.
Who's got the hidden agenda now, Mr Ignatieff?