Can someone in Gloucester check on the Little Shop of Tories?

Because right now, Stephane Dion is live on my television screen. Isn’t it supposed to be the Conservatives who set the daily agenda with those early morning briefings?  Was there a mass failure of the CPC wake-up telephone tree or something?

UPDATE: According to CTVNews, the Tories seem to have hit on the novel idea of letting the leader, not the war room, make the news today by announcing some sort of major tax initiative that will “affect the price of virtually everything”, as per Bob Fife. Ooh, the anticipation is killing me! Any predictions?

EVEN MORE UPDATIER: Reduction or elimination of the fuel excise tax, says the CBC’s Paul Hunter.