... by showing that his government isn't stable enough that it can't keep partisan politics and domestic campaign soundbites out of it.
Really, if Lawrence Cannon and the Harper government had any interest in showing those members that will decide our fate in regards to this Council seat, they'd avoid rattling on about Ignatieff and the socialist-separatist coalition, for which members don't give two shits about.
It makes one wonder whether they're just setting up a new line for the next campaign: "Ignatieff made us lose the Council seat!", instead of their own incompetence. Ignatieff puts party before country? You're one to talk, Cannon.