(Ottawa) A “no firm” to a coalition with the Liberals, but an opening to a collaboration agreement: the NDP leader Jagmeet Singh went there with these clarifications on Tuesday, in reaction to rumors circulating on the hill of Parliament.
“We have, at the moment, no agreement to work together”, supported the leader in a press conference in parliament, assuring that never, since the election, he had seen appear on his proposal office ” specific ”in this sense from the Liberals.
And Jagmeet Singh doesn’t necessarily want it. “It’s not something I’m looking for. It’s not something I absolutely care about either, ”he said. The work of this legislature could therefore very well unfold like that of the previous one – with piecemeal negotiations.
The leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), who said he found it difficult to trust Justin Trudeau in his ability to keep his promises, insisted he did not elsewhere “no desire” to form a coalition with the liberals. “That is a firm no,” he decided.
The formation of a coalition in the true sense of the word was not among the rumors to be heard behind the scenes in Ottawa. Rather, it was the intervention of a “parliamentary peace” agreement that would have allowed the minority government to survive for three years that was mentioned.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole made an outing on Monday to denounce this supposed coalition he called “radical” that Justin Trudeau would orchestrate to “buy the silence” of Jagmeet Singh in exchange for pharaonic public spending.
“He makes up things, I think,” retorted the leader of the NDP on Tuesday.
“Most importantly, he’s trying to distract from the fact that he hasn’t done anything to help people since he was elected. All he did was focus on him and his party […] and to try to obtain special treatment to allow its unvaccinated elected representatives to sit in Parliament ”, railed Jagmeet Singh.
The elected New Democrats met in caucus on Tuesday, just under two weeks before the start of the new parliamentary session, which will open on November 22 with the election of the Speaker of the House of Commons.