A Liberal MP hinted Thursday that a Grit-NDP coalition to bring down the government might not last into the New Year, following the announcement that Parliament had been suspended until January.
"I cannot see it holding together," Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis told CTV's Rosemary Thompson.
The coalition also has the support of the Bloc Quebecois, but with 143 seats in Parliament, the Tories would need the support of 12 opposition MPs to clinch a majority and derail the coalition's stated goal of bringing down the government.
Karygiannis added that Liberals and New Democrats have a long history of battling each other, meaning some factions could end up pitting MPs in the coalition against each other.
The coalition's prospects weren't helped by an embarrassing episode on Wednesday night, when the Liberals were late to deliver a taped address to the nation featuring Liberal Leader Stephane Dion.
When the tape was finally put on national television, the video was blurry and of poor quality.
"That was the YouTube approach ... it was a disaster," said Karygiannis.
Meanwhile, during a tense caucus meeting Thursday afternoon, cracks in the Liberal party were beginning to show, according to CTV's Roger Smith. Source...