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Canada's Liberal Govt finally on its way out

The Conservatives are finally on the verge of coming to power after 12 years.

world Updated: Jan 10, 2006 10:49 IST

Opposition leaders have alleged Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin for supporting widespread corruption.

The Liberals have been in power for 12 years but it looks like their reign is finally coming to an end. The minority government is likely to be ousted by the Conservatives amid anger over a major kickback scandal and other suggestions of wrongdoing.

Martin energetically defended himself against the attacks but it wasobvious that he would have to do a lot moreto save his party this election.

A Strategic Counsel poll done by The Globe and Mail newspaper showed the Conservatives with the support of 37 per cent of voters, with the Liberals trailing at 29 per cent. And if these figures are to be believed, voter support for the Conservatives could shoot up in a few days.

This leadis one of the largest the Opposition have enjoyedand it showed thatthey would come to power if elections were to be heldnow.

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 10:49 IST