March 12, 2008 / 12:22 AM / 10 years ago

Liberals will support government in budget vote

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Liberal Party will not bring down the minority Conservative government on a vote that will scrap an education tax break and is likely to take place for this week, a legislator said on Tuesday.

<p>Liberal leader Stephane Dion stands to vote against the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced a budget motion on Tuesday that would killing off an education tax break proposed by the Liberals and already passed by the House of Commons.

“The Liberal Party will not bring the government down on this motion, on this budget at this time,” John McCallum, Liberal member of parliament responsible for finance matters, told reporters.

Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Janet Guttsman

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