Mr. Harper, if you want an election, call it. Federal politics would benefit from a courtesy flush. Just don't keep whining because your weak opponents haven't ganged up to kick you out of office.
For a guy whose leadership style is reminiscent of an old-fashioned Third World strongman, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has looked ridiculously weak as he has tried to goad Liberal leader Stéphane Dion into provoking an election. It's not every day you see a person who calls himself a national leader complaining because his government hasn't been defeated yet.
With his tax-increasing Green Shift policy, Dion has already done the equivalent of dousing himself in gasoline. Can't Harper provide the match?