Canada's PM says bid to topple him is undemocratic

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday condemned an opposition plan to gain power by ousting his government in a confidence vote, calling the effort undemocratic. Harper, speaking in a televised address, vowed to use "every legal means" to stop the legislative move to unseat his minority Conservative government next week and replace it with an opposition-led coalition. The embattled Conservative leader was responding to three parties that have united against his handling of the economy, saying he has failed to deal with the global meltdown. A cabinet minister has suggested that Harper would ask Governor General Michaelle Jean to suspend Parliament until next month - giving him needed time to develop a stimulus package. Harper said later that he will visit the governor general Thursday morning to discuss the political crisis, but his statement didn't Telaborate further.