According to one Liberal source who attended an emergency caucus meeting on the subject on Monday night, the agreement is being referred to as “making Parliament work,” but essentially is a confidence-and-supply agreement.
It really is a confidence and supply government- having nothing to do with Parliament working. In the sense of functioning for the people and the benefit of this nation.
A separate source told CTV News that NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was running the agreement by his MPs on Monday night.
Both Trudeau and Singh have scheduled media availabilities for Tuesday morning.
Obviously both leaders are aware this is a done deal hence scheduling the media in advance.
Given the Liberals are in a minority position, this agreement would inject years of federal stability allowing Trudeau’s cabinet to continue advancing their priorities without concern of falling on a confidence vote.
Liberal party priorities are not the people’s priorities. That should be plainly obvious to anyone with eyes to see.
Hmmm.. wonder if the priorities are connected to the World Economic Forum?
The mood in the Liberal caucus meeting where this deal was discussed was described as “positive” by one source.
Since 2019 when the Liberals were reduced to a minority, the NDP have often been the government’s main ally, voting to support their initiatives, but that support had never been formalized.
Given the last federal election was in 2021—seeing the Liberals maintain minority standing in the House of Commons— the next scheduled vote would happen in October 2025.
Reacting to the news of a potential deal, interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen called the agreement “nothing more than a callous attempt by Trudeau to hold on to power,” and “backdoor socialism.”
“This is an NDP-Liberal attempt at government by blackmail. Nation-building is replaced by vote-buying; secret deal-making over parliamentary debate; and opportunism over accountability,” Bergen said.
Can’t argue that!