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Relief for Justin Trudeau as Canada avoids snap election

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal govt had declared a motion by Conservative party as a ‘matter of confidence.’ While the Liberal govt won a re-election last year, it does not have a majority of seats in Parliament and must rely on at least one opposition party to remain in power.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 21, 2020 (REUTERS/Blair Gable)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada October 21, 2020 (REUTERS/Blair Gable)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 08:00 AM IST
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Toronto | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral

Justin Trudeau’s party counters opposition’s WE probe move with snap poll threat

Liberal Party has pitched the possibility of calling snap elections if the opposition goes ahead with an attempt to form a parliamentary body to examine potential corruption and conflict of interest related to the grant of a billion-dollar project to a charity with links to the PM and his family
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a press conference in Ottawa on October 13.(AP)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question as he takes part in a press conference in Ottawa on October 13.(AP)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya

British PM Boris Johnson calls for snap election after another Brexit defeat

In a high stakes gamble that risks his own job just six weeks after becoming premier, Johnson said an emergency poll was the only way out of the Brexit deadlock that has paralyzed British politics for the past three years.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons in London, Britain September 4, 2019.(Handout via Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons in London, Britain September 4, 2019.(Handout via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 01:53 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Tim Ross, Robert Hutton and Kitty Donaldson
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