NDP will not trigger election as long as pandemic continues: Singh
|CTVnews 24 Feb 2021 at 14:44|
Singh says he will stand by his pledge to prop up the Liberal minority government on confidence votes regardless of whether the Liberals back an NDP bill to implement universal pharmacare, due for a vote later today.
The government is expected within the next couple months to table a budget, which would trigger an election if it fails to garner support from at least one major opposition party.
New Democrats have been hyping their pharmacare legislation in advance of a vote that will either kill Bill C-213 or send it to committee for further scrutiny.
The NDP and Liberals both promised some kind of pharmacare program during the 2019 federal election campaign, but differ on the details.