Maybe Dion is having a panic attack. Perhaps he wants to promise Harper a "sitting on of hands" that will keep the Conservative government in power, a continuation of Liberal past practice. It is hard to see why Dion would change his mind and find time for Harper. Most likely it will change nothing. When Harper decides to do something he usually does it rather than make a lot of noise and do nothing. I guess Dion wants to show that he is willing to co-operate with the Conservatives but that the Conservatives are still bound and determined to have an election. Whoopee! Thanks for the great information Dion that sure will give people confidence in the Liberals. This is from the Star.
Dion to meet Harper Monday TheStar.com - News - Dion to meet Harper Monday
MICHAEL STUPARYK/TORONTO STAR
Liberal leader Stephane Dion meets supporters in Toronto's Fairmont Royal York Hotel Aug. 26, 2008.
August 31, 2008 Bruce Campion-SmithOttawa Bureau ChiefOTTAWA - In a surprise turn-around, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion has agreed to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Dion, who earlier claimed he was too busy to meet with Harper for another week, will now sit down with Harper tomorrow at 4 p.m.
Harper had sought meetings with the three opposition leaders, ostensibly seeking consensus on issues that could be tackled by the minority Parliament in the fall session.
NDP Leader Jack Layton and Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe emerged from their meetings last week, saying that Harper is keen to force a fall election.
But Dion was the hold-out, claiming he was too busy to meet with Harper until Sept. 9, the day after three federal by-elections.
After three weeks of trying to arranage a meeting with Dion, a frustrated Harper and his officials made clear that they might not wait until Dion's meeting before sparking an election.
It remains unclear whether tomorrow's meeting can avert an election.