Today's poll question; which opposition leader deserves the most blame for this pending Canadian election? Jack Layton was the last one to pull his support, and did so after Flaherty included NDP demands in the budget. Jack decided he wanted all of it or none of it. So is Jack to blame? Iggy pulled his support months ago, and boxed himself into a corner that he now has to campaign against the budget which will be the Tory campaign platform. Iggy denied tax credits for children's arts programs, more for seniors, continuation of home reno credit, and a substantial reduction of the federal deficit.
The budget is fantastic as an election platform, and the Prime Minister holds the hammer on the timing. As Chantal Hebert said on At Issue, nobody questions that the government has lost the confidence of the House, so he has justification to ask the Governor General to call an election whenever he chooses.
So who deserves the blame, Iggy, Jack, or Gilles?