There are myriad scenarios now as to how and when the government could be defeated in the House: most pointing to Thursday or Friday as the day of defeat. For the sake of history, it might matter most whether the opposition can formally find the government in contempt before a budget-related vote or a potential vote of non-confidence (or a visit by the Prime Minister to Rideau Hall) brings about an end to the government’s time.
First though, the Prime Minister is set to speak to reporters in the foyer at 11:30am this morning. Michael Ignatieff is then due to speak on the Hill at 12:05pm and Jack Layton will make a statement at 12:15pm.
FILED UNDER: Budget Election 2011 house of commons Parliament Stephen Harper