Leader of Canada NDP: wouldn't back Conservative minority gov't

Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:37am EDT
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MONTREAL, Sept 23 (Reuters) - The leader of Canada's largest opposition party, neck and neck with rivals ahead of a Oct 19 election, on Wednesday said he would never support a Conservative minority government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

The comments by Thomas Mulcair of the New Democrats underscored the real possibility that the ruling Conservatives would be quickly defeated if they did not win a majority of seats in the House of Commons. Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau made similar anti-Harper comments on Tuesday. (Reporting by Randall Palmer, writing by David Ljunggren; Editing by Christian Plumb)