Canada's governor general to decide fate of gov't

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's governor general is cutting short a European trip to resolve an unprecedented political crisis that could force the second national election in two months or see an opposition coalition take power.

Michaelle Jean, who is the representative of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, holds a mostly ceremonial position. But she will decide which path to take after the opposition alliance votes to oust Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government next Monday.

The Liberals, New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois together control a majority in Parliament and have agreed to oust Harper minority government.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Pam Location: Kitchener, Ont on Dec 2, 2008 at 09:09 PM
    You CAN NOT let a colation government form. That is NOT what the citizens of this country voted for! If anything, we need to have another general election, which in my opinion would be a waist of taxpayers money. THE PUCLIC HAS ALREADY SPOKEN! Leave things as they are!!!!!

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