I had heard rumblings that the "return to work" idea was on the table, but feared timidity would win the day. In what I would categorize as a shrewd strategic move, Ignatieff signals that the Liberals will show up for work on January 25. The Liberals seem to be adopting an aggressive posture on the prorogue question.
There is a certain momentum surrounding the prorogue issue. Plenty of detractors, but curiously they to seem consumed with the issue, so mission accomplished from my perspective. In signalling a return to work, Liberals have effectively guaranteed that this issue fills the political vacuum that Harper has created, voluntarily. This move also provides a shot in the arm to the grassroots efforts. So long as this decision brings a serious tone, I fail to see the real downside.