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High drama in Ottawa

Apart from the fact that the Liberal minority government survived a dramatic and historic budget vote by the House Speaker's tie-breaking single vote -- the first time in Canadian history that a Speaker has cast a vote to break a tie in a non-confidence vote -- giving the Liberals a 153 to 152 victory, there was even more drama unfolding behind the scenes earlier in the week.

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High drama in Ottawa

Apart from the fact that the Liberal minority government survived a dramatic and historic budget vote by the House Speaker's tie-breaking single vote -- the first time in Canadian history that a Speaker has cast a vote to break a tie in a non-confidence vote -- giving the Liberals a 153 to 152 victory, there was even more drama unfolding behind the scenes earlier in the week.

  

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