NDP offers to prop up Conservatives

MP gives conditions to avoid a fall election

Liberals are calling for a no-confidence vote at the first possible opportunity this fall, but the NDP may step in to save the Conservative government. NDP MP Thomas Mulcair said his party would be willing to support the government if Prime Minister Harper enhances employment insurance, stops the foreign takeover of Nortel, and offers pension protection, and protection from credit card fees. This comes only days after NDP leader Jack Layton said his party would be “the least likely of the political parties to support Conservatives.”


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