March 23, 2011 / 4:30 PM / in 7 years

Canada opposition to force confidence vote

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leader of Canada’s main opposition Liberal Party said on Wednesday he will present a motion of nonconfidence in the minority Conservative government, setting the stage for an election.

<p>Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie</p>

“We have the responsibility to say clearly and unequivocally that this is a government that has lost the confidence of the House of Commons, it is a government that has lost the confidence of Canadians,” Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff told reporters.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; editing by Peter Galloway

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