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An MP oozing integrity: Bill Casey

Don’t believe me? Check out his interview with Garth Turner and in the media scrum here

By the way, in something that has been little talked about, with Casey being removed as a Conservative MP, the voting becomes more precarious in the House for the Tories. The combined NDP/Conservative vote now is at 153, which is also the combined total vote for the Liberals, BQ and the 4 independents in the House. That means you may see the Tories turning more to the BQ for propping them up (as they did with the Budget), in votes of confidence/non-confidence.

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5 comments to An MP oozing integrity: Bill Casey

  • I am not outraged, Scott. I do want you to be fair though.   The way you worded your post sounded like the usual Liberal spin that the NDP was "propping up" the Tories, when in fact they have done no such thing.  You worded it in a way that made it seem that the NDP had been supporting the government, but now couldn't and so the government was turning to the BQ.   As you know, that is completely false. 

  • But to be fair, it should also be noted that the NDP hasn't supported (to the best of my knowledge at least) the Cons on any confidence motion, unlike the Liberals and BQ.

  • How did I know I was going to get an outraged NDP supporter in here over that?

    Greg… you've often seen the media state since the Liberal Navdeep Bains defection to the Conservatives how the combined NDP-Conservative vote equaled a majority and that the NDP could prop the Tories up if they so choose. I'm just following in that vein by  stating the obvious that this is no longer the case

  • Why are you combining the NDP and Tory seats together? How often has the NDP voted with the Tories on matters of confidence in this parliament?  Given the voting records of the three opposition parties, I would be more concerned by the combination of the Tories and Liberals or the Tories and Bloc.

  • […] Scott Tribe; By the way, in something that has been little talked about, with Casey being removed as a Conservative MP, the voting becomes more precarious in the House for the Tories. The combined NDP/Conservative vote now is at 153, which is also the combined total vote for the Liberals, BQ and the 4 independents in the House. That means you may see the Tories turning more to the BQ for propping them up (as they did with the Budget), in votes of confidence/non-confidence. […]

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