In honour of the wisdom and the deep thought by the opposition.
Coalitions are democratic in Canada, however in the current Liberal-NDP configuration, because Michael Ignatieff was appointed by a very small group of Liberal officials; if the coalition was to form government our tradition of democracy would be in danger.
As a result the coalition experiment was a searing shock to Canada’s politics, one that divided the electorate deeply—and not to Harper’s disadvantage. He noticed. He will proceed according to what he learned. He seems to be the only one.
Update Public Polls December 2008
The Public did not accept or want the coalition option.
Half of the public (51%) do not think that Stephen Harper should resign as a result of the events that have transpired (and 37% thinks he should resign)
There is much stronger support for the resignation of Stéphane Dion (60% support and 24% oppose); even a majority of LPC voters think he should leave $$- Ekos Poll December 5, 2008.