November 27, 2008 / 9:42 PM / in 9 years

Canada parties say will not back government fiscal moves

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s main opposition Liberal Party and the left-leaning New Democratic Party said on Thursday they will not support the Conservative government’s fiscal update.

“We will vote against this plan ... (It) does not address the economic slowdown,” Liberal leader Stephane Dion told reporters.

The government needs the backing of at least one of the three opposition parties in Parliament for its fiscal package, or it may be forced to call an election.

The separatist Bloc Quebecois still must be heard from.

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