Ontario's Progressive Conservatives want the New Democrats to help them defeat the minority Liberal government in two confidence votes this week, but the NDP say the Tories are being reckless.The Liberals changed the legislative schedule Monday to introduce two routine supply motions that are matters of confidence, with at least one of the votes to take place today after question period.
The NDP said they will not vote to defeat the government on what are routine supply motions that essentially allow the government to pay the bills.
Opposition house leader Jim Wilson hopes the New Democrats change their minds and stop propping up a government he calls ``corrupt,'' and says Ontario shouldn't have to wait for the next confidence vote on the spring budget.
But NDP house leader Gilles Bisson accuses the Tories of ``reckless game-playing'' and says they are ``taking a page out the Tea Party's handbook by trying to push Ontario over a fiscal cliff.''
The NDP are still considering whether or not to support the Liberal's budget, expected in March or early April, which many observers believe will trigger a general election.
Wilson said the Liberals broke an unwritten agreement not to introduce confidence motions on a day when most provincial politicians were attending a meeting with municipal leaders from across the province.
``They didn't want us to visit our friends at the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association meeting,'' he said. ``No notice at all from the government because they were obviously pulling a fast one.''