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New Democrats set to debate pact with Liberals as party conference begins – CBC News

Oct 13, 2023

The convention is the largest gathering of New Democrats since the party signed an agreement with the Liberals

New Democrats will get their chance to give the party’s leaders an earful about the confidence-and-supply agreement with the Liberals when NDP members meet in Hamilton today for the start of a three-day convention.

It’s the first such gathering of New Democrats since the party signed the confidence-and-supply agreement with the governing Liberals in 2022.

The federal NDP holds the balance of power in the House of Commons. The Liberal minority government relies on New Democrats’ votes to pass legislation through a formal agreement that both parties signed.

Under the terms of that confidence-and-supply agreement, the NDP agrees to support key government legislation in exchange for the Liberals advancing a number of NDP policy priorities.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ndp-singh-trudeau-supply-confidence-1.6992821

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