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NDP and Liberals Work Out a Deal

It appears we will NOT be going to the polls this spring, after all. The provincial NDP Leader, Andrea Horwath, COULD have brought down the Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty during tomorrow morning's budget debate. But the two leaders met in private earlier today...and managed to work out a deal. In exchange for the NDP's support tomorrow, McGuinty will impose a NEW, two per cent tax on those earning more than $500-thousand dollars a year. He's also agreed to increase Ontario Works payments, and help out northern hospitals. Joining Here and Now with more on this afternoon's news was Andrea Horwath. Listen audio (runs 5:11)

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