The game of political chicken is about to reach a showdown.
However, perhaps this time it will be the NDP:
...Mr. McTeague said he would be prepared to fight an election on the issue and blamed Mr. Flaherty and the Conservative government for eroding what had been fat budget surpluses.Better than nothing???
NDP finance critic Thomas Mulcair said making RESP contributions tax deductible would mainly benefit upper-income Canadians.
"We would have by far preferred to see some real action to help families, and all families of all income levels, because you're right; on the face of it, it's people who have the money to put into these programs that are actually going to be able to benefit from it," Mr. Mulcair said.
"It's better than nothing, but it wouldn't have been our first choice."
The NDP - Defender of high-income families.