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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

It's Official: NDP Motion on the Order Paper

From Mike Duffy Live... the NDP has put forward their notice for their Motion of Non-Confidence for Friday, to be voted on either Monday or Tuesday.

Here are four of the five motions they're putting forward:

March 5, 2008 — Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth) — That, in the opinion of the House, this government’s budgetary policies have been marked by an unbalanced approach of corporate giveaways to the big banks and big polluters and have failed to address the priorities ordinary Canadians care about, such as health care, housing, infrastructure, manufacturing and forestry, climate change, child care, Aboriginals, women, seniors, poverty, and therefore, that this House has lost confidence in this government.

March 5, 2008 — Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth) — That the House note this government’s two years of inaction in the fight against poverty in Canada and failure to build on such initiatives as the Canada Child Tax Benefit, affordable housing, literacy, and the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative and that for these and other reasons the House has lost confidence in this government.

March 5, 2008 — Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth) — That the House regret this government’s failure to live up to Canada’s international climate change agreements, and it’s refusal to bring forward for debate and vote, the Clean Air and Climate Change Act, the climate change plan called for by a majority vote of the House, and that therefore the House no longer has confidence in this government.

March 5, 2008 — Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth) — That, in the opinion of the House, this government has failed to introduce policies which will diminish the inequality between men and women, in particular by its refusal to provide adequate resources and policies governing child care; legal assistance; long-term care; home care; health care; support for women's equality seeking groups; support for seniors; support for Aboriginal and minority women; pay equity; reform of employment insurance; support for preventing violence against women; public housing and transportation and other services so vital to the hard working women of this country, and therefore the House has lost confidence in this government.

If any one of these motions passes, the House will fall and we're going to be into an election.



  • At Wed. Mar. 05, 11:29:00 p.m. EST, Blogger hunter said…

    Too funny, I hope they go for it. Did they not just see what happened in Alberta? NDP and Liberals wiped out, why, they are both out of touch with Canadians.

  • At Wed. Mar. 05, 11:44:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Matthew said…

    What we're witnessing here is an example of how being in the ideological middle of a three party ring can actually be a curse instead of a blessing. The Liberals will have to do some fancy footwork to appease their swing supporters on the left with these motions (a masterstroke by Layton) while not leaking supporters to the Conservatives on the right through an outright endorsement.

  • At Thu. Mar. 06, 12:02:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Ardvark said…

    Wow, that motion looks like a socialists shopping list.

    I can't see the Libs even feigning possible support for this motion. It would expose way to much about the divisions of the Dion led LPC and their legacy of impotence in opposition. Political dynamite.

    Or maybe that is just part Jacks evil plan?

  • At Thu. Mar. 06, 12:24:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Matt said…

    There better not be an election yet. Sure, I was pleading for one just a couple weeks ago, but there's wayyyy too much snow that has since fallen for me to want to campaign!

  • At Thu. Mar. 06, 05:47:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Roy Eappen said…

    dion also has a non confidence vote in the NDP and the BQ. It doesn't sound like the three opposition parties will get together anytime soon. This is comic.

  • At Thu. Mar. 06, 07:41:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Guelph First said…

    Just thinking...I'm guessing a really bad stomach flu is going to hit the Liberals again very soon...hence they'll not be around to vote. Must have been some really bad shrimp at the last caucus meeting.

  • At Thu. Mar. 06, 08:10:00 a.m. EST, Blogger JeffDG said…

    My God.

    Has nobody ever heard of brevity. Throwing the laundry list in there is just useless!

    How about "RESOLVED that the Government no longer holds the confidence of the House." and let everyone imprint their own reasons!

    I guess it's an anathema to socialists to let anyone think for themselves, the feel the need, even here, to spell everything out by Parliament!

  • At Thu. Mar. 06, 10:15:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You have to admit that throwing in that climate change one is clever. Let's see Dion wiggle out of that one....



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