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PC's will try to defeat Liberals in two confidence votes

The NDP said they will not vote to defeat the government on what are routine supply motions

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.''

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  1. Frankie posted on 02/25/2014 06:24 AM
    The driver of a getaway car in a bank robbery is also guilty of robbery. The NDP is as guilty as the Liberals due to their complicity in supporting the Liberals.
    1. guido posted on 02/25/2014 09:17 AM
      @Frankie stay on the PC bandwagon dude. someone might listen some day to whatever they stand for. but it won't be with the loser in charge now.
      good luck loser!
    2. Frankie posted on 02/25/2014 12:57 PM
      @guido The real losers are the citizens of Ontario as we will all be paying for generations the disaster known as the McGuinty/Wynne Liberals.
  2. Jim posted on 02/25/2014 07:39 AM
    If nothing else this demonstrates that Ms. Horwath is about as honest as a snake oi salesman. She is only interested in keeping herself and her party in a position of influence. She does not give a damn about the people of Ontario.

    In short she is a coward and in my opinion a liar.
  3. Ted Heighington posted on 02/25/2014 09:17 AM
    Enough speculation. There's little to guess. Defeating the government in a non-confidence vote over the budget has been planned and orchestrated for months. Even the budget has been developed around a faux defeat. There will be a mock debate, extended discussion and the usual saber-rattling to save leadership dignity, then the writ will drop as required, as planned, for the May election.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 02/25/2014 12:51 PM
      @Ted Heighington At which point, the stellar voters of Ontario will vote in the same, corrupt government.

      Democracy at its finest.
  4. john posted on 02/25/2014 01:07 PM
    yet more lies coming out . all the more reason why we need to get them out of office propping up the fidrals is going to bite the NPD in the ass come next election . i dont care who gets in at this point just get the fibs out .
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