January 23, 2009 / 7:27 PM / 9 years ago

Ignatieff to delay budget reaction

<p>Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff waves after speaking to the Canadian Club of Toronto and the Empire Club of Canada in Toronto, January 23, 2009.Mike Cassese</p>

TORONTO (Reuters) - Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, breaking with tradition, said on Friday he plans to wait a day before revealing whether he would back the minority Conservative government's January 27 budget.

Ignatieff told a news conference that he would give his reaction on the morning of January 28. Most political observers expect him to back the budget.

Opposition party leaders traditionally express their views on the budget very shortly after it is presented in Parliament.

Reporting by Frank Pingue and Cameron French; writing by David Ljunggren; editing by Peter Galloway

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