Conservatives in majority zone
With the Conservative government likely to fall today, 50% of Canadians have said that the opposition should ‘vote for the budget to avoid an election’, 40% said the opposite and 10% didn’t know in a new poll by Ipsos Reid.
The same poll shows the Conservatives up three points to 43% which would, according to experts, put them in with a chance of gaining a majority in parliament.
The Liberals are on 24%, down three and trailing the Conservatives by nearly 20% points.
The New Democratic Party remains unchanged on 16%, Bloc Quebecois are down one point to 10% and the Greens are up one point to 6%.
The government is likely to fall on a motion of no confidence brought as a result of a contempt of parliament debate and not because the opposition intends to vote down the budget.