As we prepare for the imminent collapse of the current Canadian government, some people were speculating yesterday that Iggy could try to ask the Governor General to form government after the non confidence vote and before an election is declared. This is not going to happen. Iggy is not going to ask to form a coalition before the writ is officially dropped. There is a 0% chance of that happening. Ignatieff refuses to answer the "will you attempt to form a coalition government in the event of another Tory minority", because he does not want that to be an election theme. He's hoping this issue goes away. Dissolution
If he asks to form a coalition before an election, the GG is likely to say no, and then the left wing coalition officially becomes a ballot box question (which I believe it is already). We are going to have an election, and there will not be a coalition request in the next few days. That's just wishful thinking.