Canada Liberal chief says will look at whole budget

Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:52pm EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The chief of Canada's main opposition Liberals said on Monday there is no single issue that will trigger his party's rejection of the Conservative government's budget next week.

Instead, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff said he will look at the spending plan as a whole, with a focus on fiscal prudence.

"There's no one single trigger on this issue. A budget's a big document," he told reporters. "We look at the whole thing, but critical to the Liberal view of this budget is fiscal prudence, fiscal responsibility."

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; writing by Louise Egan; editing by Peter Galloway)