Harper Worked With Separatists in Bid to Oust Government in 2004

Back in 2004, when Leader of the Opposition, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked then-Governor General Adrienne Clarkson for the exact same thing the Liberal-NDP coalition are asking for today. He wrote:
“We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together
constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We
believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give
you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the
opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising
your constitutional authority,”

One never howls louder than when one's own tactic is used against you!