January 9 to 19, 2009 – Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says he will not consult with the Harper government on the upcoming federal budget.
The Conservative government invited opposition parties to make specific policy proposals.
Ignatieff refused, saying he will wait and evaluate the budget but not take part in the government’s consultation process.
I’m not writing the budget. I’m not in consultultation with Mr. Harper about the budget … it’s the Prime Minister’s responsibility to write that budget, not mine.
– Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff