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NDP rejects federal budget

Spring election looms as opposition announces it will vote down Conservative budget

NDP leader Jack Layton announced Tuesday that his party will not support the federal budget. They join the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois in rejecting the government’s proposed spending, thereby paving the way for a non-confidence motion that could bring down the Conservatives. Speaking to reporters after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the budget in the House of Commons, Layton said that the Conservatives had an opportunity to meet the needs of families, but that “Mr. Harper’s budget did not do that.”

CBC News

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