Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Parrish may miss budget vote due to bout of appendicitis

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-19-05 08:15 AM
Original message
Parrish may miss budget vote due to bout of appendicitis
Edited on Thu May-19-05 08:16 AM by Minstrel Boy
Parrish is a former Liberal, now independent MP (she's the one who stomped on a GW Bush doll for the cameras, you may remember), and she had signalled she was voting with the government. If she misses, that could be the one vote the Conservatives and BQ need to defeat the budget and force an election. (The other two independents are indicating they will split their votes.)

Though actually, tactically, it may be in the better interest of the Liberals to have an election now, rather than later, as Martin promised, after Gomery tables his report on government corruption. They're topping the Conservatives in the polls, and most Canadians don't want an election right now. Harper would get the blame.



Parrish may miss budget vote due to bout of appendicitis

May 19

OTTAWA (CP) - The uncertainty surrounding Thursday's federal budget vote has taken a twist, with word that an Independent Member of Parliament may not be in the House of Commons to take part.

Canada AM reported Thursday that Independent MP Carolyn Parrish said she has appendicitis and said that she may miss the crucial vote.

"She just told us she's got appendicitis and she's very sick," CTV's Robert Fife reported.

Asked whether she would be in the House of Commons for the vote on which rests the fate of the minority Liberal government, she reportedly said: "I'm not sure."

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/news/sto...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC