‘It could have been so different’

After reading the morning papers into the record, that was Wayne Easter’s conclusion a moment ago during debate in the House.

Stockwell Day subsequently rose and accused Mr. Easter of both ruining the stock market and communing with separatists. 

It is, of course, silly to enforce logic on these proceedings, but is it worth remembering how the Finance Minister openly spoke of consulting with the Bloc last week on the economic statement and, for that matter, that in doing so he also chastised the Liberals and NDP for not being so similarly interested in such bipartisanship? 

Probably not.

So let’s also not recall the Conservative government’s 2006 budget, which passed the House with Bloc support.

Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.