OTTAWA, November 28, 2005 ( – This evening the Canadian House of Commons passed a non-confidence motion against the Paul Martin led Liberal government. The vote easily passed by a vote of 171 to 133.

The Prime Minister is expected to announce on Tuesday the date of a general election. That date is expected to be January 23 which the Liberal leadership is widely said to consider to be to their political advantage. However, the Prime Minister could call for the vote to take place as early as January 9.


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