OTTAWA — Frank Valeriote does not favour a coalition government and instead hopes Prime Minister Stephen Harper can work toward rescuing the Canadian economy.“I believe in working toward a solution, not working toward a coalition,” Guelph’s Liberal MP said Wednesday.
Valeriote added he does not believe a Liberal-NDP coalition, with support from the Bloc Quebecois, will unseat the Tories.
“I have given no thought to that,” Valeriote said when asked whether he saw himself in a cabinet role under such an arrangement. “I am not, frankly, anticipating moving into government.” (Source)
Opponents of the Socialist-Separatist Coalition:
Conservative Party MPs = 143
Independents = 2
Frank Valeriote, Liberal MP (Guelph) = 1
Total = 146
Total MPs Needed = 154
Additional MPs Required = 8
Also, there are rumours that 1 or 2 Bloc members are very unhappy with the Bloc. Cardin, a Bloc MP. who voted against gay marriage plus maybe one or 2 more….