March 25, 2011 / 2:08 PM / 6 years ago

Harper to seek Parliament dissolution Saturday

<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper pauses during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Friday he would meet with the country’s governor general on Saturday to seek the dissolution of Parliament and kick off an election campaign.

Harper spoke after his minority Conservative government was defeated in a non-confidence vote presented by the main opposition Liberal Party.

Reporting by David Ljunggren and Jeffrey Hodgson; editing by Rob Wilson

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