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Canada ousts PM Harper

Opposition topples Canadian government

A no-confidence vote succeeded in triggering Canada’s 4th election in 7 years and the ousting of PM Stephen Harper

By Rob Gillies
Associated Press (Salon)

Opposition parties toppled Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government in a no confidence vote, triggering Canada’s fourth election in seven years.

The opposition parties held the Conservative government in contempt of Parliament on Friday for failing to disclose the full financial details of his tougher crime legislation, corporate tax cuts and plans to purchase stealth fighter jets.

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