Bloc Quebecois to vote against budget

Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:21pm EDT
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The opposition Bloc Quebecois will vote against the minority Conservative government's budget, leader Gilles Duceppe told reporters on Tuesday.

If all three opposition parties vote against the budget, an election will be triggered. The separatist Bloc had already signaled it was unlikely to support it, and the left-leaning New Democrats were seen as the most likely prospect for supporting the budget.

The Bloc said the budget does not include enough for Quebec, but Duceppe declined to say if he would support a non-confidence measure against the government

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; Writing by Allan Dowd)