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Harper’s economic update

PM wants Canadians to avoid an untimely election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Canadians to avoid harming the country’s fragile economic recovery with an unnecessary election during his third economic update, delivered from Saint John, NB. “Far too many Canadians are still out of work. Too many families are suffering hardship,” he said, adding that an election would be “unnecessary and wasteful.” The speech comes as the Liberals plan to table a no-confidence motion in the House of Commons, which could see an election called as early as Thursday. However, the NDP has temporarily pledged its support to the Conservatives, and all three opposition parties would have to vote against the government to dissolve parliament.

CBC News

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