.... and then what? Mr. Layton was sketchy on the details.
The fact of the matter is, we can debate it to death, but the House of Commons will not fall because of it. Clement will not reverse his decision on the rhetoric of either Layton, Duceppe, or Iggy. It's public pressure that has the best chance, and unfortunately, Parliamentary debate is not going to get it much farther in the minds of the Château Clique that currently runs the government.
I applaud the initiative, sure. I think the ideas and compromises coming from all corners, including the ever-present Bloc, is fantastic. But, we need to realize this now - the Conservatives don't care. They want to push ahead with this ideological and stupid decision, and won't change it until it becomes abundantly clear to them that it will present the best threat to their government as of yet. They want to push the envelope, and ensnare the Opposition into attacking them, then turn around and claim they want Canadians to suffer under penalties never used once in the history of the country.
So, Mr. Layton, instead of wasting your breath on the talk-fest your proposing, get out there and show Canadians why exactly this government deserves to fall because of it. Let them make the choice and build the momentum. You're a politician, and your goal is to lead the wave - not generate it. Take a hint from this guy.