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Parliament is suspended following PM request

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Latest update : 2008-12-05

Acting head of state Michaelle Jean has agreed to suspend parliament following a request from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The move is designed to block an opposition bid to topple Harper's two-week-old government.

Canada PM crisis: press and bloggers sing a different tune. Click here for more.

 


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- Canada's acting head of state, Michaelle Jean, on Thursday agreed to suspend parliament to block an opposition bid to topple the government, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.
   
Jean, the governor general, agreed to Harper's demand to suspend the two-week old parliament during two hours of talks Thursday.
   
The unprecedented move comes after Canada was plunged into a political crisis when the opposition called a no-confidence vote for Monday, accusing the newly-elected minority government of failing to shore up the faltering economy.

Date created : 2008-12-04

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