Anybody worried about a "redux", or being bullied by big bad Harper should check out this masterful response (h/t Jeff):
Ignatieff seems to have a good grasp of the public mood, a real tone of non-partisanship that will serve him well. Admitting that the budget was a hard swallow, a candor and seriousness that elevates Ignatieff. I absolutely loved the laughter, in response to the Harper threats. Confidence is everything and the tone translates to make the Prime Minister look anything but, perfect.
I'm glad to see Ignatieff pushing back, because Harper is bluffing as sure as I'm standing here. That Ignatieff calls Harper out, in a very reasonable fashion, simply an issue of accountability- who could possibly have a problem with that, nevermind forcing an election?
Three minutes in time, but it pretty much encapsulates why this guy has the combination of stature and self assurance to ultimately make the Conservatives "quake".