Canada's conservative gov't falls after no confidence vote

By REUTERS
March 25, 2011 21:00

OTTAWA - Angry opposition parties brought down Canada's Conservative government on Friday, setting the scene for an early May election that polls indicate the Conservatives will win.

Legislators voted 156-145 in the House of Commons to defeat the minority government, which they say is tainted by sleaze, has mismanaged the economy and is overly secretive.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who says an election will harm an economic recovery that is still uncertain, was due to make a statement to the media at about 2 p.m. (1800 GMT).


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