Faced with the difficulties of a minority government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh announced their two parties would put aside some of their differences and support one another in Parliament until 2025.
On March 22, Trudeau and Singh announced in back-to-back press conferences that the Liberals and NDP had struck a supply-and-confidence agreement – a way to protect a minority government from the possibility of a snap election forced by the other parties in Parliament. In this case, a successful vote of no-confidence in the House of Commons would require the Conservatives, NDP, and Bloc Québécois to all vote against the governing Liberals.
“Politics is supposed to be adversarial,” said the NDP statement on the deal, “but no one benefits when increasing polarization and parliamentary dysfunction stand in the way of deliveri
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