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NDP backs Liberals in confidence motions

Minority government lives to see another day

The NDP have backed the Liberals in a series of confidence motion votes.

Leader Andrea Horwath says if the NDP hadn't backed them, it would have sent the government into chaos.

Horwath says voting against the motions would have meant the province wouldn't be able to pay its bills, using the example of disability support. She says if the NDP didn't back them and sent the province to the ballot box,  Elections Ontario wouldn't have any money since one of these motions dealt with its budget.

Progressive Conservative MPPs booed the NDP when they stood to vote with the Liberals.

All votes passed 65-35.

Horwath says they take their responsibilities seriously, underlining they are not "Republican Americans."

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  1. Cynthia posted on 02/25/2014 04:58 PM
    Horwath/NDP will always support the Liberal party as it is in their own political interest to do so. These two parties are so much alike they will always support each other. The only thing that would change this is if Horwath and party thought they could be in power themselves, which would never happen so they are stuck.
  2. Frankie posted on 02/25/2014 06:52 PM
    Partners in crime!
  3. Dean posted on 02/25/2014 07:32 PM
    Of course the NDP are backing the Liberals, they know that they can't hold on to power themselves and they also know that the PCs won't stand for their socialist crap.

    The only difference between red and orange is a streak of yellow.
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