Ontario's political leaders will be spending the weekend trying to resolve a bitter budget battle that Premier Dalton McGuinty is threatening to escalate into an election.
All three of the province's major political parties are accusing each other of trying to trigger a summer election that nobody wants.
McGuinty says opposition amendments to his budget bill would gut the legislation --which he says he can't accept.
McGuinty's minority government brokered an agreement on the budget earlier this year to stave off a second election in less than a year.
But on Thursday the Conservatives voted with the N-D-P in the legislature to scrap portions of the budget.
McGuinty says rather than accept the changes, he'd rather take his budget to the people in an election.
The premier accuses N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath of breaking her agreement to vote for the budget.
Horwath denies that and may have more to say on the budget impasse at a news conference later today.