The NDP will use its new sway with the government to get the Conservatives to shift gear on an "issue-by-issue" basis, just as the party did to get concessions with the former minority Liberal government, NDP Leader Jack Layton told CBC News on Monday.
But it's unlikely the party would be a political ally for a Tory agenda, Layton said.
Since the defection of Liberal MP Wajid Khan to the Conservatives, Jack Layton and the NDP have held the balance of power.
(CBC) "It would be pretty hard to see how that could happen, and we have no inclination to do that," Layton said, adding he would need to see "dramatic" changes in direction before the NDP supports the Tories on issues such as emissions regulations.
Never mind that carbon dioxide emissions, natural and manmade, are only one element in determining global climate, and one which appears to have had little direct correlation with global warming and cooling in the past.
Never mind that Earth's climate has never been static, and has undergone rapid warmings and coolings even during Man's relatively brief civilized period.
The NDP will enforce the Kyoto orthodoxy on this government because there's no way to overcome the entrenched half-truths that the public has been brought to believe about climate change as the coming apocalypse during a snap election campaign.