Ignatieff wonders wistfully, “why won’t he call me?”

Post-QP scrums today:

Richard Madan, CTV: Mr. Ignatieff, just to pick up on something else you said earlier, why don’t you pick up the phone yourself, call the Prime Minister’s Office and set up a meeting?  Why don’t you set the initiative and get the ball rolling if you really want Parliament to work.

Michael Ignatieff: Oh, come on.  We’ve made Parliament work for years and the Prime Minister knows my number and he knows what we think about corporate tax.  He knows — 

Richard Madan, CTV: Why don’t you?

Michael Ignatieff: He knows where I am.  He knows how to reach me.  We’ve worked constantly with the Prime Minister on a host of issues. I no longer need to give proof that I’m prepared to make Parliament work. I’ve made Parliament work for a very long time.  It would be good if Mr. Harper began to show that he can make Parliament work. Thank you.

So, Liberals are showing that they don’t want to be part of budget negotiations even though they say they do want to take part.

Premier Stelmach resigns – Danielle Smith and Jonathan Denis discuss

Alberta politics became interesting again yesterday when Ed Stelmach surprised his own cabinet by announcing his planned resignation from the Premier’s office. I wanted to get the Wildrose and PC view on this news so I called up both Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith and PC Minister Jonathan Denis this evening.

Danielle Smith discusses the PC leadership race and Wildrose’s direction moving forward:

Jonathan Denis discusses the Premier’s surprise resignation and how the PC leadership field is shaping up:

Michael Ignatieff’s Dean Scream

Michael Ignatieff and Howard Dean, two liberal politicians from New England with a good set of pipes. Ignatieff hopes his career path doesn’t follow in the same direction as Dean’s after that fateful speech in Iowa. YEEEARG!