The funny reels
I find it interesting too that the Prime Minister has old tapes of Ignatieff. Has he not heard of these things called CDs?
Then again, it may be worth checking to see whether the PM is referring to tapes supplied by CTV's Atlantic affiliate. If I recall correctly, Harper's team was so tech-savvy during the last election that they had these tapes fired up and ready for viewing by reporters aboard the campaign plane, within hours of the original recording.