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Election talk heats up in Canada

Election talk heats up in Canada

One of Canada's opposition parties is suggesting it won't support the minority Conservative government in an expected confidence vote next month that could trigger a national election.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative party needs support from at least one of the three opposition parties to stay in power.
An election call could come as early as late September if the main opposition Liberal Party decides to propose a motion of non-confidence.
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton met with Harper on Tuesday and reiterated the party would be the least likely party to prop up the Conservatives.
The three opposition parties hold the majority of the seats in Parliament with 162, while the Conservatives have 143 and there is one independent.


Updated : 2021-03-01 15:25 GMT+08:00