Paul Wells notices there's not a lot of desire to actually push EI reform. Mr. Wells points the finger at both parties, but the fact of the matter this was a "crisis" created entirely by Iggy. My comment at his site:
It was always nothing but a pretext to do some chest thumping by Iggy-show the country he's not some wimp like Dion was perceived to be. Harper called his bluff which created a twofer for the CPC: in the immediate term it forced Iggy to back down, thus doing the precise opposite the faux machismo was supposed to accomplish.
But it also forced Iggy to "put up" something tangible down the road. Iggy's tried to stay as far away from concrete positions as possible, content instead to hurl criticism from the sidelines. Without a firm policy (on anything) he's not willing to take a stand, even on the only trigger issue he's identified since taking on the opp leadership.
Well we're now down that road, and his original bluster is looking even worse than when he first backed down. Perhaps tackling real life issues in a political meat grinder in an atmosphere of intense political animosity, is a tad more difficult than wowing wide eyed recent high school grads on the latest abstract theory du jour in a completely controlled academic cocoon.