Ottawa

Near miss

Not only does this reckless, unnecessary, opportunistic election imperil everything you hold dear, it also deprived Bev Oda her place in the history books.

A parliamentary committee reviewing whether she had misled the House of Commons over a decision to reject an international funding request was unable to adopt its report before Friday’s non-confidence motion vote brought down the government. “Bev Oda missed becoming a footnote in history by about a millimetre,” said Liberal MP John McKay.

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