Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Liberal/Conservative coalition government to continue

If you're surprised you just haven't been paying attention.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff reached a deal on Tuesday to examine employment insurance reform, averting the possibility of a summer election following days of speculation over the fate of the minority Conservative government.
Earlier this week, Ignatieff had threatened to withhold confidence in a budget estimates vote on Friday unless Harper provided answers on a series of issues, including the Tories' unspecified plans for more EI proposals in the fall.
But after a series of face-to-face meetings in recent days, the political rivals agreed to create a working group on employment insurance that will have three members selected by the Liberals and three by the Conservatives.

1 comment:

ken said...

Ignatieff and Harper agree that Canadians do not want a coalition government--between the Liberals and NDP that is. A coalition between Conservatives and Liberals is just fine it seems.

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