"We need an election in February like a hole in the head. It is not the preferred choice of Canadians. We're in a recession (and) Canadians all know that an election is expensive," Ignatieff told a televised news conference in Montreal.
Ignatieff also said:
"[Public] opinion is asking us to give the government a chance to regain the House's confidence."
I read the above to mean allowing the budget to pass or a coalition, "hole in the head" isn't exactly coy language.