Provincial Liberals May Fall On Budget Vote
Premier Dalton McGuinty is warning he may call another election after the Tories and NDP combined to force changes to the
government's budget bill.
The legislature adjourned at noon today, planning to come back next Wednesday for the vote on the minority Liberal government's budget.
But hours later in committee, the Conservatives and New Democrats started outvoting the Liberals to, in McGuinty's words, ``gut the government's budget bill.''
McGuinty says the New Democrats ``turned their backs'' on their agreement to support the budget in exchange for a tax on incomes over $500,000 and other changes the Liberals made earlier.
The premier says if they can't pass the budget as the Liberals and NDP agreed, he will ``take it to the people in a general
In a late-day statement, McGuinty said he'd be happy to work with any member of either opposition party who wants to ``put the
provincial interests ahead of their party's own interest.''