If Layton votes with the government, the Liberals will condemn him for being a coward. If Layton doesn't vote with the government, the Liberals will condemn him for being a coward. My advice to Layton (for what it is worth)? Ignore the Liberals. Read the bill very carefully. If there is even a hint of a poison pill, tell the government to remove it or you will vote against them (and follow through). If there isn't one, vote with the government. Vote policy not party. Keep pushing until the Conservatives refuse to budge, then vote against them. You may anger Jeff Simpson, but I see that as a bonus.
Update: The external evidence points to a very short fall session.
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