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'Hardcore' Libs against same-sex marriage push government on budget

Liberal MPs tell Prime Minister Paul Martin 'to move' on Bill C-38, but The Centre is concerned about upcoming budget vote.

Liberal insiders say this is why, even though Prime Minister Paul Martin (LaSalle-Émard, Que.) has the numbers to pass the same-sex legislation, will likely back down on it because the budget vote will be tight and the "half a dozen" or so Liberals want a guarantee that the same-sex bill will be pushed off, or else they'll vote against the budget.

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'Hardcore' Libs against same-sex marriage push government on budget

Liberal MPs tell Prime Minister Paul Martin 'to move' on Bill C-38, but The Centre is concerned about upcoming budget vote.

Liberal insiders say this is why, even though Prime Minister Paul Martin (LaSalle-Émard, Que.) has the numbers to pass the same-sex legislation, will likely back down on it because the budget vote will be tight and the "half a dozen" or so Liberals want a guarantee that the same-sex bill will be pushed off, or else they'll vote against the budget.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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