No federal snap election as confidence motion defeated

No federal snap election as confidence motion defeated
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government had declared a Conservative motion to create a special committee to scrutinize the government's response to the pandemic a confidence matter.

There will be no fall federal election.

A motion by the Conservatives to form a committee to investigate Liberal COVID-19 spending has been defeated.

The Liberals deemed it to be a confidence motion, which could have sparked an election if it passed.

It was defeated in a vote of 180 to 146.

The Conservatives had dubbed their proposed committee as an “anti-corruption” committee, which prompted the Liberals to say that made it a confidence matter.

The Conservatives then tried to amend the name, but that amendment was defeated before the main vote today.

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