Harper government topples on contempt motion, triggering May election
- Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff votes in favour of a Liberal contempt of Parliament motion in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Friday. — Photo by The Canadian Press
- Speaker of the House of Commons Peter Milliken gets a standing ovation as he delivers a speech following Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa today. — Photo by The Canadian Press
- Prime Minister Stephen Harper votes against a Liberal contempt of Parliament motion in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Friday. — Photo by The Canadian Press
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- - April 20, 2011 at 13:35:45
I think that if we can;t get at least 60% of eligible canadians to vote then the vote should not count and things should stay the same. That would shake them up. After all, we only got 58% of the volters the last time. its because NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE POLITICAL PLAYPEN ANYMORE Actually to be honest, we need a full sweeping change. Get rid of Harper, Iggy and Jack. Shake up the box and then see who falls out. BUT keep those three out of the race.
- Frank Blackwood
- - March 30, 2011 at 19:38:12
I think Canadians accepted the budget with the understanding that the economy was in such a mess, and still is. Unfortunately, it was the contempt of Parliament that brought down the government, not the budget. We are seeing a lot of pre-election goodies handed out now that were not mentioned in the budget. I think the big corporations will see that Stephen Harper is re-elected. I have worked so hard on supporting the senior citizens across this country, and finally something will be done if the Liberals become the next governing body? I don't think Prime Minister Harper has any future plans to help senior citizens living below the poverty line. Its just enough to buy an extra cup of coffee and some fries at Tim Hortons, if you are lucky.
- - March 26, 2011 at 13:52:20
did anyone ever consider, that maybe the conservatives setup the trap and wanted this election all along. with 43% in support and surging what a better way to trap the mice. FANTASTIC ! my predition, conservatives will win 3 seats in my home province and roll across the country to a MAJORITY GOVERNMENT !
- - March 26, 2011 at 08:11:02
It's about time. Here's hoping Harper gets a majority this time; coalition governments don't work in Canada as our politicians are too childish. As for democracy, that's almost a forgotten concept till the opposition needs to use it to get votes.
- John Gardner
- - March 26, 2011 at 06:25:45
I don't know why Harper authorized bombings in Liyba when he wants to govern the same way.
- - March 25, 2011 at 22:58:16
The Liberal Party should have gotten rid of Michael Ignatieff before they bought down the Government as he will hurt them big time. I can see a Conservative mayority on the horizon.
- - March 25, 2011 at 21:17:29
I don't like Ignatieff, but, he's right. I know no one care about the state of Canadian democracy, but too much power in is the Prime Minister's Office.
- - March 25, 2011 at 18:20:08
What is fantastic about the news Kate? You have been brain-danny'd! PM Harper has done an amazing job - when there was recession all around us, Canada never did go into full-blown recession because of his good leadership and integrity!! Keep that in mind!!
- - March 25, 2011 at 16:46:27
Mr. harper begins the campaign by making a statement and refusing questions. His arrogance should be noted by all Canadians, it has been a trademark of his Government. He has been found in contempt of Parliament, yet refuses to admit that there is anything to discuss in this country other than the economy. Let's hope the voters send him a clear message that his tactics have no place in the Parliament of this country.
- - March 25, 2011 at 16:03:29
This is way overdue, but fantastic news nonetheless.