Harper offers changes for opposition

Tue Dec 9, 2008 4:38pm EST
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Stephen Harper, who has done fierce political battle with the opposition parties in the last two weeks, said on Tuesday he was willing to adjust to meet opposition demands.

"The government is willing to make changes to accommodate the opposition, so I think what I would like to see from the opposition is sit down with the government and indicate what it is they need to be able to work with us to adopt another phase of an economic package here," Harper told CBC television.

Harper's minority Conservative government, reelected in October, requires the support of at least one of the three opposition parties to survive.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer; editing by Peter Galloway)

<p>Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper pauses while speaking as sleet falls at Rideau Hall in Ottawa December 4, 2008 following his meeting with Governor General Michaelle Jean. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>