This is why many on the left were so defeated at Iggy's willingness to ignore his own line in the sand:
retail sales in Canada sharply rise.
Taking down the CPC this past spring was probably a bit of a long shot, but if you can't take down a sitting PM in the middle of one of the worst economic downturn's in a generation, with a leader who was so purportedly right for the new job he was anointed without a party vote, and with a hostile press willing to jump on any government issue and declare it a "scandal!!!", then when?
And if your party is refraining from trying to take power at the obviously best time, you know its gotta have some deep institutionally based problems.