Liberal principles in action. Are these tears in my eyes due to a sense of betrayal, or from helpless laughter?
OTTAWA (CP) - The Liberals won't support an NDP motion before the Commons environment committee calling for the resignation of Environment Minister Rona Ambrose.
The decision will avoid the risk of a fall election, since Prime Minister Stephen Harper has indicated he would consider the motion a matter of confidence. Liberal environment critic John Godfrey said the Liberals on the committee will abstain, ensuring that the motion will die when it voted on later today.
Godfrey denied that the Liberals are abstaining because they fear an early election.
He agrees with the NDP that Ambrose is incompetent, but said he wants to give her time to demonstrate her incompetence more fully.