Frances Russel of The Winnipeg Free Press has a nice precis of the Lib strategy this Fall:
[The Federal Liberals] will not defeat Harper on the throne speech. They will wait for a defining issue that plays to their core strength -- and stay in sync with the majority of Canadians who oppose an immediate election and want minority government to work.
Back to the ole Rope-A-Dope for Dion and Co., in other words. Not a lot of fun, but fairly sound strategy. And remember, the Senate is our secret weapon. No matter what passes the House, it can lay there in the upper chamber like a beached whale, helpless under the weight of political ennui, to be finally speared through the brain at night when nobody is watching.
Worked great during the first session.