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Canadian PM Buys Time With Parliament Shutdown

Opposition had been gearing up to replace Harper's Conservative government

(Newser) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper got permission today to close Canada’s Parliament until Jan. 26, avoiding a vote next week that would likely have forced him from power, the Globe and Mail reports. Harper’s Conservative government is under fire from a liberal coalition over inaction on the economic crisis.... More »

Canadian Opposition Moves to Sink Righty Gov't

Harper's Tories in rout weeks after re-election

(Newser) - Canada’s main opposition parties have reached an unprecedented deal to topple the Conservative government, only weeks after it won re-election, reports the Globe and Mail. PM Stephen Harper infuriated rivals by attempting to end public support for political parties under the veil of an economic stimulus bill. The Liberals,... More »

Canada's Liberal Leader Resigns

'I failed,' admits Dion after election drubbing; successors line up

(Newser) - Stéphane Dion, the leader of Canada's Liberal Party, announced his resignation yesterday after leading his party to one of its worst ever results in last week's election. The Quebecker said he would remain in office until his successor is chosen, the Globe and Mail reports. Dion is the first... More »

Canada Votes Amid Financial Upheaval

Harper leads, but global crisis clouds election's finish

(Newser) - Canadians vote today in the country's third election in four years, and polls predict a second minority government for Stephen Harper, the Conservative prime minister. But while his Tories have led Stéphane Dion's Liberals throughout the campaign, the global financial crisis—during which Toronto's stock exchange has dropped 20%... More »

Canada Heads for an Early Election

PM set to dissolve parliament; snap poll likely on Oct. 14

(Newser) - The Canadian parliament is set to be dissolved after the prime minister and opposition leader failed in their a final compromise attempt, reports the Globe and Mail. Stéphane Dion, the leader of the Liberals, told reporters PM Stephen Harper asked his party not to oppose any legislation for a... More »

Afghanistan Could Sunder Canadian Government

PM Harper aims to extend combat mission

(Newser) - Canada could face an early election if a political gamble by PM Stephen Harper over the country's role in Afghanistan fails, the Globe and Mail reports. Harper's Conservatives will introduce tomorrow a motion to extend Canada's presence in Afghanistan, and Harper warned an opposition leader that it will be a... More »

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