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2006-01-24 02:33:46

By Janet Guttsman and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians elected their first Conservative government in 12 years, but gave the party a far-from-decisive mandate to push through its agenda of tax cuts, extra military spending and better ties with Washington. The Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, will have 124 seats in the Canadian Parliament, 30 below the 155 needed to form a majority. But they will still be 21 seats ahead of the ruling Liberals, who came across as...

2006-01-24 01:19:39

By Janet Guttsman OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians elected their firstConservative government in 12 years, but gave the party a far-from-decisive mandate to push through its agenda of tax cuts, extra military spending and better ties with Washington. The Conservatives, led by economist Stephen Harper, will have some 125 seats in the Canadian Parliament, 30 below the 155 that form a majority, but still 22 seats ahead of the ruling Liberals, who came across as tired, jaded and out of...

2006-01-24 00:30:42

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Outgoing Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, whose Liberals lost Monday's national election, said on Tuesday he would step down as party leader before Canada next went to the polls. "I will not take our party into another election as leader. In the coming days I will consult with caucus ... and the party leadership as to how best to ensure an orderly transition," he told supporters in his Montreal electoral district. Preliminary results showed the right-wing...

2006-01-24 00:51:25

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada took a tentative step to the right in Monday's federal election, ousting the Liberals after 12 years in power and voting in a fragile minority Conservative government, television networks said. Preliminary official figures at 12:20 p.m. (0520 GMT Tuesday) showed the Conservatives winning or ahead in 125 electoral districts compared to 102 for the Liberals of Prime Minister Paul Martin. The result was a personal triumph for Conservative...

2006-01-23 22:35:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives were heading for a narrow victory in Monday's national election, ending 12 years of Liberal rule, major television networks said. All four channels predicted the Conservatives of Stephen Harper would win but preliminary data showed he would fall well short of a 155-seat majority in the 308-member Parliament. Preliminary results showed the Conservatives winning or ahead in 115 electoral districts compared to 96 for the...

2006-01-23 14:55:23

By Randall Palmer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - After more than a decade of Liberal rule, Canadians appeared prepared to hand a limited mandate to the Conservatives in Monday's election. The election is a rematch of the 2004 neck-and-neck race with the Conservatives that gave Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin a minority government. But this time, Conservative leader Stephen Harper, whose party is rooted in Western Canada, has a substantial lead of six to 12 percentage...

2006-01-23 09:10:50

By Randall Palmer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A Canadian electorate that appears to have tired of more than a decade of Liberal rule headed to the polls on Monday, seemingly ready to hand a limited mandate to the Conservatives. It was a rematch of the 2004 neck-and-neck race that gave Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin a minority government. But this time Conservative leader Stephen Harper, whose party is rooted in Western Canada, has built up a much more substantial...

2006-01-23 01:33:54

By Randall Palmer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A Canadian electorate that appears to have tired of more than a decade of Liberal rule was heading to the polls on Monday, seemingly ready to hand a limited mandate to the Conservatives. It was a rematch of the 2004 election, a neck-and-neck race that ended up giving Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin a minority government, but this time Conservative leader Stephen Harper has built a much more substantial lead of six to 12...

2006-01-22 17:40:10

By Randall Palmer WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canadian political leaders on Sunday made one last cross-country dash on the eve of an election expected to oust the ruling Liberals, move Canada to the right and improve ties with the United States. With polls showing a steady lead of 7 to 12 percentage points, the Conservatives sounded increasingly confident. But it looked like they would fall short of a majority in Parliament and have to depend on other parties to govern. "After 13...

2006-01-22 09:09:07

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives rallied voters on Sunday to stitch up a projected victory on the eve of a federal election that was set to end 12 years of Liberal Party rule, move the country to the right and improve relations with the United States. Polls show the Conservatives of Stephen Harper will triumph in Monday's poll but fall short of capturing a majority of the 308 seats in Parliament, leaving them dependent on other parties. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.