Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ignatieff should rule out a coalition with the Bloc...

Some free advice for the federal Grits:

In response to the next question on the coalition, Michael Ignatieff should answer: I'll never form a coalition agreement with the Bloc or lead a government that depends on support from the Bloc Quebecois. Ignatieff should also agree the party with the most seats gets the first chance to form a government.

But of course, Ignatieff should say his main goal remains to form a majority Liberal government. None of these questions of political uncertainty will matter if the Liberals win a majority government.

And leave it at that...

3 comments:

Richard and Christine said...

"Michael Ignatieff should answer: I'll never form a coalition agreement with the Bloc or lead a government that depends on support from the Bloc Quebecois. Ignatieff should also agree the party with the most seats gets the first chance to form a government."

And what if the Liberals get the most seats but cannot survive without the Bloc voting with them. What then. Does he defer to the Tories forming a government.

Matt Guerin said...

If the government routinely relies on the Bloc to survive and therefore the BQ has some influence on the government's agenda, etc, that's what I mean by "a government that depends on support from the BQ." There's nothing wrong with winning BQ support on a vote by vote basis. The Tories do the same now.

Rotterdam said...

He just had his chance. He refused to rule it out (a coalition).
It will dog him until he answers.