So to recap:
- Pre last election, the possibility of the Liberals forming a coalition with the Bloc was raised and the Liberals dismissed it outright.
- A few months following the election, the Liberals inked a deal with the Bloc in an effort to take control of the government without an election. It didn't work as Harper shut down parliament.
- An election is again on the horizon and the Liberals are again promising not to form a coalition with the Bloc.
Brazen? Absolutely. Surprising? Given that Iggy's election call appears to be premised on the fact that Canadians will agree to hand the reigns of government over to Iggy for no other reason than Iggy's self-proclaimed superior ability to run the country, no. It's not surprising at all.