Canada’s Liberal Government Falls

The Liberal government of Paul Martin has lost a historic vote of non-confidence, brought by Opposition leader Stephen Harper, 171 – 133.

Media reports indicate the election will be held Jan 23, 2006.

Conservative MP Monte Solberg live blogged via blackberry, from the floor of the House of Commons.

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  1. Anderson says:

    I’m sure it was Bono who pushed it over the edge (so to speak).

  2. McGehee says:

    What — they didn’t dream up a way to pretend it wasn’t a “real” no-confidence vote, like last time?

  3. DC Loser says:

    Candaians want a better government? According to the polls, both the Liberals and PC are in a dead heat. The real power now belongs in the hands of the Bloc Quebecois and the socialist NDP. Anybody think they will cut a deal with the PC? Any deal the PC cuts with them will make the PC look like the Liberals. Isn’t that what brought the old PC under Mulroney down?

  4. Marcia L. Neil says:

    Access to Canadian websites is now repeatedly stymied with a computer virus, believed to be operating as ‘’ — perfectly respectable and suddenly freeze-frame while the cosmopolitan operates without a gliche. Is the Canadian government
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