Canada's Trudeau Survives Vote Of No Confidence
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Thu 24th June 2021 | 09:30 AM
Ottawa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Jun, 2021 ) :The minority government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence Wednesday in a face-off over the proposed budget, eliminating the possibility of early elections this summer.
After clearing this hurdle -- and with Canada's Covid-19 vaccination campaign progressing rapidly -- Trudeau, who enjoys a high approval rating, could be tempted to call for snap elections at the end of the summer in an effort to regain a parliamentary majority, which his Liberal party lost after October 2019's general election.
The budget's flagship provision is a CAN$30 billion investment over five years to establish a network of low-cost, high-quality public daycares to encourage the participation of women in the labor market.
Some CAN$17.6 billion are earmarked for green initiatives, including helping companies reduce their carbon footprints and supporting public transport projects in large cities.