First off, I'm so glad this possibility didn't pan out. The NDP stood tall and now we're going for an election as soon as possible.
Secondly, Iggy really needs to stop ducking the question: will we form a coalition right away or no? It isn't a tough question.
I'm pretty sure of the answer, too: no, we won't. If Harper wins the most seats in this election but elections only a minority, I doubt the Liberals will move to topple him automatically. If Harper pulls another type of BS thing like he did during November of '08, then the option shouldn't be off the table. But at the outset, the choice of the Canadian electorate, even if indirect or a quirk of our parliamentary system, must be respected, meaning if the Conservatives come out the winners, they're the winners, until they give Parliament a reason to unite against them.
The longer we duck this question, the more we'll be hounded. I know what I'm saying on the campaign trail - does Iggy?