From The Star:
QUEBEC (CP) Â The new leader of the federal Liberals says he won't topple the Tory government over Canada's mission in Afghanistan.
The Bloc is looking for an excuse to provoke a quick election before Liberals can get organized, according to Dion.
Toppling the government over Afghanistan would serve no purpose, he adds.
It's good tactics, I think, for Dion and company to bring down the Tory government over some item in the February budget rather than siding with the Bloc on what will certainly be labeled the "cut and run" motion. If Layton can, however, put some real teeth into the Tory's clean air legislation, then finding another item that justifies going to the electorate might be tricky.
The chess game begins.