This evening on the CTV news ticker there was a blurb that Jim Flaherty's March 22nd budget could include a substantial reduction of the deficit, which explains why the Liberals are going to such great lengths to overthrow the government before the budget can be read into record. Now it is all starting to make sense, why Peter Milliken helped his party by speeding up both his contempt decisions allowing the opposition a window to take down the government before budget day. Sure the opposition could just vote against the budget, but then the make the election about the economy, which is the Tories greatest strength. Voting down a budget that slashes the deficit is also bad optics.
Liberals, why not wait until the budget to vote no confidence? What are you afraid of?