The Canadian Press

2008-12-05 | Parliament Crisis

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Stephen Harper convinced Governor General Michaelle Jean to pull the plug on the House of Commons. That delayed his minority government's certain defeat in a non-confidence vote. Emerging from Rideau Hall on December 4th, Harper tried to strike a conciliatory note, saying he was looking for opposition input on the upcoming budget. Liberal leader Stephane Dion wasn't swayed and said the Liberals were still committed to forming a coalition government with the NDP. (Parliament went dark -- not scheduled to sit again until January 26th. Harper was scheduled to present a federal budget January 27th and face a fresh confidence vote.)

Date: 2008-12-05
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

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