Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Canadian opposition likely to trigger election

Canadian opposition likely to trigger election

Canadian opposition parties say the will vote against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government budget in a move that could trigger an election.
The opposition Liberals and Bloc Quebecois said after the budget was announced Tuesday that they will vote against it. That meant it was left to the left-of-center New Democrats, who say they can't support the budget in its current forum.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty appeared to offer a concession to the New Democrats, but New Democrat leader Jack Layton says Harper missed an opportunity to make the minority Parliament work.
If the budget is defeated, Harper will have no choice but to call an election, possibly in early May.


Updated : 2021-08-01 15:40 GMT+08:00