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Canada won't be having a snap election this fall

Canada won't be having a snap 2020 election this fall after all, with the majority of MPs giving Trudeau's Liberal government the vote of confidence this afternoon.

In a virtual vote, MPs weighed in on whether to create a special committee to probe the Trudeau government's ethics and spending (which includes the WE Charity scandal).

The Liberal government previously said the crucial vote was a matter of confidence that could trigger an election.

It seems now, however, that Canada will not be having an election, since the Conservative-led motion has been shot down.

The Bloc Québécois backed the Conservative motion to create the special committee, while the three Green Party MPs and the NDP party backed the Liberals — as NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh previously said they would.

The final vote was 180 against and 146 for the motion.

With the numbers on their side, the Liberal government successfully defeated the motion, meaning that Canadians will not be going to the polls this autumn.

Lead photo by

Jason Hafso

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