OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Conservative government stoked up talk of an early election on Thursday, threatening a vote of confidence unless opposition members quickly passed a major crime bill.
The government is angry over what it calls obstruction by Liberal members in the Senate, who are resisting pressure to approve the legislation. The Liberals hold a majority in the upper chamber.
If the government were to lose a confidence vote in the House of Commons, it would be defeated and an election called immediately.
Reporting by David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer; Editing by Rob Wilson