2006
CANADA NEWS

Conservatives celebrate minority government victory

from CBC.ca archives | Mon, 23 Jan 2006

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, Canada's next prime minister, pledged to work with all parties in the next Parliament after Canadians elected a Tory minority government Monday, ending a 12-year reign of Liberal rule.

"Tonight friends, our great country has voted for change. And Canadians have asked our party to take the lead in delivering that change," Harper told supporters in Calgary.

Harper acknowledged that Canadians have not given any one party a majority and have asked all parties to work together.

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Stephen Harper delivers his election speech, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 (CP photo)

Stephen Harper delivers his election speech, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 (CP photo)