A couple of people have asked me today about the itinerary for the Liberals' caucus retreat in Sudbury next week. (Yes, I'm going.)
Here, as an informal service to the curious, is what I'm expecting will be the shape of events at the Sudbury retreat.
Monday, Aug. 31:
Daylong: MPs arrive in Sudbury; will be asked as they enter the hotel if they want a fall election.
Tuesday, Sept. 1
Regional caucuses/ MPs entering and exiting are asked if they want a fall election.
Evening event/rally: Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is asked before and after speech if he wants a fall election.
Wednesday, Sept. 2:
National caucus meeting: Ignatieff and MPs talk about whether there should be a fall election. Reporters stake out entry and exit, ask about fall election.
Final news conference: Ignatieff answers reporters' questions about the possibility of a fall election.
Thursday, Sept. 3
MPs go back to homes/ridings, Ignatieff heads to China ... and reporters return to offices to write weekend pieces on whether there will be a fall election.