You mean a very weak coalition headed by Prime minister Stephen Dion...
As Bad as Harper was having PM Dion propped up by the Bloc Separatist during the time of the recession seems like it would been a bigger shit show.
There isn't a more passionate educated Canadian. Stephane Dion, educated, brilliant writer and well versed in Parliamentary laws and rules. Vilified for his command in the English language. I have had the honor of hearing him speak on several occasions about this country and his visions. He should not ever be looked down on for having had the coalition with the Bloc. Or rather his party chose to have a coalition with the Bloc. Michael Ignatiieff is another story. Face it....Ford is the hog farmer who was elected leader under somewhat shady circumstances and is currently shoveling his shit onto Toronto.