...right up until election night, the LIB-NDP-BLOC coalition was still on.
Linda Diebel does a post-mortem on the Liberal election campaign and reports on what senior advisors to Liberal leader Count Michael Ignatieff had to say:
The senior adviser says Ignatieff meant he would stay. That coincides with scuttlebutt among Liberals that Ignatieff was still reasonably upbeat because he’d been told they’d win 65 seats and still believed a minority Conservative government and a coalition with the NDP were possible when he hit the stage on election night.Stephen Harper was right all along. Canadians have been spared a coalition government of opportunists, socialists and separatists.