Layton is going to oppose the throne speech.
At a time when Canadians who in Layton's own words want “bold action” on the approaching economic shit storm we are about to face, forcing the country into another election, or turning it’s governance over to a coalition lead by an outgoing Liberal leader, might not be the best plan of action right now.
Harper like every other government leader, is not in control of this economic maelstrom, things will get worse and there will be plenty of opportunities to block ill defined legislation or eventually bring his government down.
However it would require some cooperation between the opposition parties, a coalition per se that offers some alternative solutions.
Not opportunistic, knee jerk, symbolic reactions.