1401Canada Conservatives win election
- Jan 23, 2006http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-01-24T031322Z_01_N22237104_RTRUKOC_0_UK-POLITICS.xml
Canada Conservatives win election - TV networks
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:13 AM GMT7
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservative
Party won Monday's federal election but did not gain
enough seats to have a majority in Parliament, all
four national television networks predicted.
CTV, Global, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and
the French-language RDI channel said the Conservatives
of Stephen Harper had won, ending 12 years of Liberal
Early preliminary data showed the Conservatives
winning or ahead in 100 electoral districts compared
to 82 for the Liberals.
But the Conservatives did not look as though they
would win a majority of the 308 seats in Parliament,
leaving them dependent on the support of other parties
Harper is promising to cut taxes, clamp down on crime,
boost defence spending and calm fractious ties with
the United States.
The election was forced in November 2005 when
opposition parties brought down the Liberal government
of Prime Minister Paul Martin over a major kickback scandal.