"We've had a pro-choice consensus in this area for a couple of generations and we want to hold it," he declared, noting that he wants to "lay down a marker" to ensure the government doesn't try to raised this difficult and contentious issue.
The conclusion of the article is spot on:
Because stirring up emotions for no better reason than to gain a few votes would be a cheap and wholly irresponsible thing to do.Women's groups are thrilled, despite the rather obvious fact that no one was threatening their rights, or that the laws in Canada could not possibly get any more prochoice. Still, it's always nice to have another mouthpiece on one's side, isn't it?
Perhaps we owe Ignatieff a bit of thanks. If he keeps this up, he will raise the issue again.
Someone should remind this academic genius of the old joke: "Don't think of pink elephants."