I wondered if anyone would revisit this thread, under the circumstances. I'll admit i was rather surprised to see that Reyn was using to set up an "i told you so" situation. You're bad man, Reyn . . .
my guess is that the biggest game of "playing chicken" will be going on in ottawa shortly ...
I look forward to Mame's post
I don't think Ignatieff wants to do the coalition thing, either. I think he wants to look statesman-like, consolidate his position in the party, and fight an election with Harper, and i'll bet he doesn't think this is the time to do it.
So, today's the day......
OTTAWA - The Liberals want an amendment to the federal budget requiring periodic economic status reports to Parliament starting in March, says Leader Michael Ignatieff.
He said that's the price of Liberal support for the budget, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty brought down on Tuesday. "We are putting this government on probation," he said Wednesday.
News Flash ! ! !
Politician With Eye on Political Future Sells Out ! ! !
Ignatieff devises slippery means of supporting the minority Tory government ! ! !
Film at eleven . . .
The amendment, which will be tabled in the House of Commons later Wednesday, will require regular reports to Parliament on the budget's implementation and costs, to be delivered in March, June and December of this year.
the way i understand it , the budget has "passed in principle" - but the opposition parties could still bring down the government at any time , if they muster enough votes .
Coalition dies as Ignatieff calls for progress reports on budget impact
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By The Canadian Press
OTTAWA - Plans for an opposition coalition to replace Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government blew up in bitter recriminations on Wednesday as Michael Ignatieff offered a novel way to let the federal budget pass - for now.
The Liberal leader announced he'll move an amendment to the budget which will require the government to table three detailed progress reports to Parliament starting in March.
If the amendment passes, Liberals will not vote against the budget.