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Ignatieff okays budget, with conditions

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Coalition implodes

CP Video - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 4:35 EST

Plans for an opposition coalition to replace Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government blew up in bitter recriminations on Wednesday as Michael Ignatieff offered a novel way to let the federal budget pass — for now

From Thursday's Globe and Mail

OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff killed off the coalition that had threatened to topple the government, agreeing Wednesday to pass the Conservatives' budget with minor conditions.

Stephen Harper's Tories quickly snapped up the offer, asserting it was barely a concession.

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