Harper attacks opposition over no-confidence

Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:50pm EST
 
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused opposition parties on Friday of trying to defeat his minority Conservative government through "back room deals".

Harper said that if the opposition Liberals presented a no-confidence motion next week to Parliament, legislators would not vote on it until December 8.

The three opposition parties say they could bring down the government over what they say is its failure to come up with a stimulus package to tackle the global financial and economic crisis.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Rob Wilson)

 
<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a statement in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>