Bloc Quebecois wants Canada government to fall soon

Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:20pm EDT
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leader of the Bloc Quebecois said on Wednesday his party will vote against the Conservative government at the first opportunity to force an election.

Gilles Duceppe said the separatist party would support a Liberal nonconfidence motion on Friday, having already said the Bloc would reject the budget unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

The Liberal motion would find the government in contempt of Parliament for failing to disclose financial information requested by lawmakers.

The New Democrats have also said they will support the Liberal motion. If all three opposition parties vote together, the minority Conservative government would be brought down, prompting a spring election.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren, writing Allan Dowd; editing by Rob Wilson)