...in the candid speech given to party members in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. last week, the prime minister repeatedly stressed his aspiration to win a majority.
He warned that, without one, the country would get a Liberal government propped up by "the socialists and the separatists."
Steve, this week:
OTTAWA — The New Democratic Party will join the Bloc Quebecois in supporting the minority Conservative government in Friday's confidence vote.
Red herring alert!
NDP deputy leader Thomas Mulcair announced the decision Wednesday following a caucus meeting.
He told reporters it would be "irresponsible" not to support the ways and means motion, which is a confidence vote, because of the home renovation tax credit that it contains.
Ignatieff has already stated that the Liberals would make sure that if they won the next election they would preserve the tax credit.
"Mr. Harper is trying to scare Canadians with the thought that we would jeopardize the home renovation tax credit," Ignatieff said on Friday. "That’s completely false, and he knows it."
“We supported the home renovation tax credit before. Our problem is we just don’t support the government any more. But home renovation tax credit is a good measure, and it would continue under a Liberal government."