Bet on Jack

Susan Delacourt looks to the NDP leader.

Ignatieff has given Harper a deadline — end of the month, roughly — to do something about employment-insurance reform.  He hasn’t given him anything specific to do — just do something. What he wants is a sign of co-operation from a co-operation-averse PM.  My bet, for what it’s worth, is that if Harper does decide to do some co-operating, he’ll hold out the olive branch to Jack Layton, not to the Liberals.