Bloc leader says Harper lying about earlier coalition bid
By: The Canadian Press
MONTREAL - Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe says Prime Minister Stephen Harper is lying when he says there was no plan in 2004 to build a political coalition to replace the then-Liberal government.
Harper has repeatedly raised the spectre of a Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition taking over if he fails to get his longed-for majority.
The prime minister says it's undemocratic for a second-place party to try to take power.
But Duceppe says Harper wanted to form his own coalition seven years ago against Paul Martin's Liberals.
He said there was a key meeting in a Montreal hotel where the subject of the opposition parties banding together against Martin was thrashed out.
Duceppe says Harper asked him at the time what the Bloc would like to see in the throne speech.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
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