Canada`s main opposition party, furious that the minority Liberal government refused to quit after it lost a vote of censure, will meet on Wednesday to plot tactics, but stressed it had no plans to &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2002/05/24/29243.html ' target=_blank>boycott Parliament.
The Liberals and their allies lost Tuesday night's motion by 153 votes to 150, with the Conservatives and the separatist Bloc Quebecois voting against the Liberals and their left-wing allies.
But Prime Minister &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/ 20/91/368/11789_latinAmerica.html ' target=_blank>Paul Martin, whose credibility has been badly hit by a corruption scandal, said the vote was a procedural matter and not a vote of confidence, and the government would not quit.
This infuriated the Conservatives, who will meet to decide what to do next. The party wants an early election, the second in a year, despite polls suggesting it might not win even a minority government, tells Bloomberg.
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