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Ignatieff will say on Monday if he will try to trigger a summer election

The CBC reports, “Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff will take the weekend to weigh the Conservatives’ second economic progress report before announcing whether his party will try to trigger an election…”

“The NDP and Bloc Québécois immediately denounced the progress report and indicated Thursday they would vote against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority Conservative government.”

“The earliest date the opposition parties could present a no-confidence motion and defeat the Tories in the House of Commons is next Friday (June 19), when MPs are slated to vote on the latest round of spending estimates in support of the government’s economic recovery plan.”

On May 20, CTV reported that if the opposition parties defeated the Conservative government on Wednesday June 17 that would likely mean a Monday July 27 election date. That’s at www.canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=556.

The CBC report is at www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/12/ignatieff-liberals-confidence-vote090612.html.