Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez would not rule out turning next week's possible vote into one of confidence, which the NDP called ‘very bizarre.’
NDP House Leader Peter Julian, pictured in December 2017 with Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez, says the Conservatives are 'presenting something very similar to what we have presented.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The NDP says it would consider working with the Conservatives to form a special committee probing the WE Charity controversy, among other ethical issues.
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'You don't stop trying to find ways of resolving differences in opinion, but I do think in this day and age you need a whole range of ways of expressing concern and trying to move opinion,' says Bob Rae.
Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'