Conservative-Bloc Coalition Watch

The Conservatives might be ready to cut a deal with Quebec, which might be enough to pass the 2011 budget with the support of the Bloc Quebecois, with whose support the government was able to pass the last implementation bill of the 2010 budget.

All of which would, at the very least, appease Conservative concerns about a “needless” election.

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