NDP, Liberals reach deal to topple minority Tory government

The NDP and Liberals have reached a deal to topple the minority Conservative government and take power themselves in a coalition, CBC News has learned.

A deal has been negotiated between NDP Leader Jack Layton and Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion that would see them form a coalition government for two and a half years, the CBC’s Keith Boag reported, citing sources.

The NDP would be invited into cabinet and get 25 per cent of seats, Boag said, adding that the party wouldn’t get the position of the finance chair or the deputy prime minister’s post.

“That’s the big step forward tonight,” Boag reported.

The Bloc Québécois wouldn’t be a part of the coalition, but would have to support it, he said.

“The most difficult question is who’ll be the leader,” Boag said, adding that Dion, who negotiated the deal, believes he has the right to be prime minister.

Opposition parties say they have lost confidence in the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper after Thursday’s economic update by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty failed to provide a stimulus package for Canadians.

Since then, the Liberals have been in negotiations to form a coalition with the NDP, and the concessions made by the Conservatives this weekend have done nothing to change the party’s view that Harper must go.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/11/30/canada-coalition.html#socialcomments

6 thoughts on “NDP, Liberals reach deal to topple minority Tory government

  1. Jack Aston says:

    We canadians made a choice in the last election and asked our polticians to accept that choice. We did not expect the opposition to try to usurp our democratic rights and give power to the people who we did not want to run our country (ie:this power grabbingcoalition).

  2. anarchore says:

    Cue Jimmy Stewart running through the streets:

    “Merry Christmas Canada, Merry Christmas!”

    This is a wonderful early Christmas present to Canadians(although it’s too early to hope that colourfully wrapped package under the tree will turn out to be that new bike, but by the shape of it, it looks like it is!), the majority of whom rejected Harper(amoung those who bothered to vote for any of them).

    In a political theatre dominated by globalist sellouts, multicultists, and wild-eyed GWOT Zionofascists, a power-sharing, weak government is the best Canadians could hope for. Getting rid of the warmongering, autistic/sociopath Harper years ahead of schedule is a wonderful surprize in a bleak-looking season. Hallelujah!

    Hopefully this comes to pass, and the cons take the opportunity to purge their party of the crazies(neocon Zionists like Harper and Day), who have ruined it.

    Now hopefully Canada will get out of Afghanistan on schedule(or sooner), and Harper’s proposed $500 billion military buildup will be scrapped.

    This is the will of the people, despite the media bias I have already seen against the idea.

    “Merry Christmas, Canada! Merry Christmas, Heidi! Merry Christmas, Jack! Merry Christmas to all!”

  3. anarchore says:

    🙂 “Merry Christmas Jack! Merry Christmas Gilles! Merry Christmas Stephane! Merry Christmas Stephen!”

  4. Let us hope the Bloc gets something nice for xmas🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Amen, Anarchore😉 762

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