Canada Crisis : PM Stephen Harper's shameless 'power politics' ploy
No wonder so many of us are so seriously sickened so often.
Canadian leader shuts Parliament to keep powerRead the rest of this report -- so long as you're not scared of being sickened.
OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shut down Parliament on Thursday in an unprecedented attempt to keep his government in power, fending off a no-confidence vote he was all but certain to lose.
Governor General Michaelle Jean, who represents Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, granted the unusual request to suspend parliament.
Had she refused, Harper would have had two choices: step down or face a no-confidence vote Monday he was sure to lose.
Harper would not offer details on their conversation.
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