Trudeau Survives Non-Confidence Motion

The Liberal minority government survives another day after a majority of MPs voted against a Conservative motion to create a special anticorruption committee.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had declared the vote on the Conservative motion a confidence measure, meaning that a vote in the Commons to pass it would have triggered an election.

The chance of Canada heading into a snap election during the second wave of COVID-19 diminished Wednesday as Greens and New Democrats cast votes with the Liberals and against a Conservative motion to create a special committee to study government spending.

That came after New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh said his party would not give the Liberals an excuse to head to the polls, although he did not state clearly which way his MPs will vote.