2005
CANADA NEWS

Martin attacks Harper, Bloc after no-confidence vote

from CBC.ca archives | Mon, 28 Nov 2005

Shortly after his minority Liberal government collapsed Monday night, Prime Minister Paul Martin lashed out at the opposition as he launched his party's election campaign.

"Let's get started here," Martin shouted to his cheering MPs at a caucus meeting. "Time's a wastin'."

In a 171 to 133 vote, the House passed a historic no-confidence motion exactly one year and five months after Canadian voters elected the Liberals.

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Paul Martin addresses his caucus after his Liberal minority government was defeated in the House of Commons (CP photo)

Paul Martin addresses his caucus after his Liberal minority government was defeated in the House of Commons (CP photo)