Martin deals with Layton


Once again demonstrating his perpetual spinelessness and willingness to do anything to hang onto power, Paul Martin struck a deal with Jack Layton, making “concessions” in exchange for an NDP promise to vote for the budget.

What sort of “concessions”? The usual NDP mixed bag. Deferring corporate tax cuts in favour of $4.6 billion in additional social spending for things like Aboriginal housing, the environment, foreign aid and the like.

That’s all besides the point, though. Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the changes, the main thing here is that we have the party who came in dead last among the four major parties in the last election essentially dictating the federal budget. What’s wrong with this picture?

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1 Hanthala 04.27.05 at 5:30 PM

‘What’s wrong with this picture?’

Absolutely nothing.


2 segacs 04.27.05 at 5:32 PM

You say that because you support the NDP, Hanthala. But imagine if it were the Conservatives who’d come in fourth in the election and were dictating the federal budget. You’d be a little miffed, no?


3 josh 04.27.05 at 7:38 PM

Reminds me of a small middle-east country which is berated when it’s small parties dictate to the ruling one what to do. Another example of how Canada is going downhill.


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