Full column on the day to follow shortly. Not including this, Michael Ignatieff’s official—at least until he meets with reporters tomorrow morning—response to the budget.
“We stand here today at the end of January with thousands of Canadians out of a job since the House was adjourned. The government did not make the right choices when times were good. Now that times are hard, times are tough, it is up to this party to decide whether the choices it has made today are the right ones. The House should know, this will be a close call. This will be a tough vote. However, we will make that choice calmly and serenely.”