Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

France launches website to counter jihadist propaganda

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Hollande depicted as Hitler

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Boko Haram crisis: Militants forced from north eastern Nigerian town

Read more

REPORTERS

Syria: Wresting control of Kobani from IS group

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A who's who of the 'Bettencourt trial'

Read more

FOCUS

Golan Heights on edge...

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Eugene Kaspersky: Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure 'just a question of time'

Read more

#THE 51%

Equality in the workplace: Bridging the gender pay gap

Read more

ENCORE!

The culture stars trying to save the world

Read more

Parliament is suspended following PM request

Video by Susana FERREIRA

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.

 


AFP
- 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

COMMENT(S)