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Tea leaves

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Canadian Press tries to figure out whether there’ll be a meeting tomorrow morning, or merely a phone call. Or perhaps an exchange of text messages. Or Facebook status updates.

Representatives for Harper and Ignatieff issued almost identically worded, brief statements saying that the two leaders agreed to “talk” or “speak” again Wednesday morning. The choice of wording suggests the pair do not feel it necessary to meet again in person. That in turn suggests they require only a last-minute chat to verify details before reporting to their respective caucuses, which hold regular weekly meetings every Wednesday morning.