WEll, if Harper and Co are really as terrible at leading the country as the opposition makes out, here's a suggestion for them. Start thinking more like the Americans! Specifically, why not follow Bill Clinton's lead and catch 'em with their pants down?
Simple! First, Layton and Dion could plant a video cam linked directly to Peter Mansbridge' desk, in Harper's office. (In the best interests of Canada, of course)
Then, Duceppe could pay some lovely young Madamoiselle Quebecois to sashay round the PM's desk offering the finest of, um, personal attentions, to help him relax and recover from all the horrid stress of the last few months. (In the best interests of Quebec, of course)
And THEN, before you could even say pass the puck, eh? .... whoo-hoooo! Problem solved!!!