The Canadian Press

2008-12-04 | Parliament Crisis

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On December 4th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Governor General Michaelle Jean to ask her to prorogue Parliament until January 26th, when his government would bring in a new Throne Speech and budget, and face again the possibility of a non-confidence vote. It was a bid to avoid a non-confidence vote that would certainly have brought down his minority Conservative government. Harper said the Liberal-New Democrat coalition wouldn't help the country at a time when the government should focus on the stumbling economy. (The Governor General prorogued Parliament at Harper's request.)

Date: 2008-12-04
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

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