Andrew Coyne is not a happy camper. In the meantime, Scott thinks (hopes?) that Iggy’s passing of the budget is a plan to really exploit those rifts in the conservative movement. If this play works, it could pay dividends for the Grits – even if there was no formal split in the Conservative party. All that it would take for the Liberals to be whole lot more competitive would be for the old Reformers to do nothing. If they stop campaigning, stop voting, stop donating to the Cons – a distinct possibility since Harper’s party clearly resembles the Mulroney-era PCs that Reformers despised – the Liberals could well be on their way back into power.
Heh, Mulroney, he haunts them still.