CANADA: Vote on Iraq mission passes House of Commons

Vote on Iraq mission passes House of Commons

CANADA’S PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER STANDS TO VOTE IN FAVOUR OF A GOVERNMENT MOTION TO PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-LED AIR STRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS OPERATING IN IRAQ, IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON PARLIAMENT HILL IN OTTAWA OCTOBER 7, 2014.

Credits: REUTERS/Chris Wattie

JESSICA HUME | QMI AGENCY

OTTAWA – Powered by a majority of Conservative MPs, the House of Commons voted Tuesday night in favour of an air combat mission in Iraq.

Liberal and New Democrat MPs voted against the motion, after two days of trying to outdo each other in opposition of the government.

The vote passed with 157 MPs in favour and 134 against.

Source: http://goo.gl/7rgtGw

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