Rocky Marriage Continues For Liberals And NDP
The Liberal and NDP budget deal was deemed a happy marriage in a minority government in the beginning, but with the Premier calling on the NDP to help get through the budget debate quickly, Andrea Horwath may have wished she signed a pre-nup.
Both sides seem to see the agreement differently, with the Liberals expecting the NDP to help pass the budget during each step of the debate process and the NDP underlining that's not what they promised.
The premier joked off any marital trouble comparisons and reveals the Liberals and NDP didn't get their budget deal in writing. However he calls Horwath honourable and trustworthy and believes the budget will pass by July.
All this as Horwath reveals she is ready to put forward a bill that would allow for a high income tax bracket and corporate tax freeze this summer - something the Liberals say is in jeopardy if the debate goes on any longer.
The NDP leader came out on Thursday to ask the liberals to stop playing games, noting the premier knows exactly what she promised - to help the budget motion pass and make sure the budget bill was properly debated.