Here is the answer to the coalition question
For the rest of this campaign, when the coalition question comes up, there is one, simple answer: "I support the work of the non-partisan panel of constitutional experts trying to answer these hypothetical questions in the case of an unclear election result. I will follow the guidelines they set out, based on Canadian law and parliamentary tradition."
Click the link here to see what I'm talking about. It worked in Britain and New Zealand.
Or paste this link into your internet browser: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/961926--ignore-what-canadians-politicians-say-about-a-coalition-government
That's it. If anyone decides they can't go along with this panel's findings, they are admitting that communications spin (we often call it playing with the truth) trumps the law. And Canadians are not that stupid. Let's let the grownups get on with the conversation, shall we? And have a serious election debate about issues of importance to the country?