Story here. h/t: NationalNewswatch.com
With the budget - usually delivered in late February or
March - likely to become a confidence showdown, the Liberals are planning a
pre-emptive strike, several Liberals familiar with the strategy told The Globe
"We're going to go before the budget," one Quebec Liberal
said. "The budget will be full of candy for everybody. He's going to have money
for seniors, for youth, for everybody. If you [wait and] go on the budget, then
it means you're opposing tax cuts, money for all those people, and the campaign
will be on that."
Only last month, Mr. Dion was forced to order his troops
to abstain on confidence votes over the Conservatives' Throne Speech and
mini-budget to avoid an election while public support for the Liberals was
falling and their campaign plans were incomplete.
At least one more confidence vote is likely before
Christmas, on a budget-implementation bill, but the Liberals plan to "suck it up
one more time, and then go early in the new year," one Liberal
Guess the Liberals have no discipline left. Look at how many are talking to the media about their hidden agenda/strategy.
And it tends to make them, particularly "leader" Stephane Dion, look like cynical liars, having said they didn't want to force an election on Canadians, but are now selfishly, cynically plotting to force one very soon after Christmas. Why? Just because Karlheinz Schreiber is helping them by going around perjuring himself in a desperate attempt to escape fraud prosecution via extradition to Germany. If this crook is their savior, so be it. Of course, that in and of itself is worth a thousand words.
Ok. Let them try. Let's roll!