The Canadian Press

2007-02-27 | Harper Anti Terrorism Vote

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Opposition parties joined forces to vote down the extension of two controversial anti-terrorism measures. The move ended an acrimonious political battle rife with accusations of dirty politics. A Conservative government motion seeking to extend the security measures for three years was defeated by a vote of 159 to 124 in the House of Commons on February 27th. Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused the Liberals of choosing internal caucus politics over the safety of Canadians. (Most Liberal, NDP and Bloc Quebecois MPs voted against extending the provisions, which were set to expire automatically. The vote marked a victory for Liberal Leader Stephane Dion, who had ordered his MPs not to support the government. Only one Liberal, Tom Wappel, voted with the government, while about a dozen others were absent. Former justice minister Irwin Cotler, who supported extending the provisions, was present but didn't vote.)

Date: 2007-02-27
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

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