Bloc to support Tory motion, avert election

The Bloc Quebecois says it will support the Harper government’s budget motion Friday, averting an immediate election.

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe rises to question the government during Question Period in the House of Commons.

OTTAWA — The Bloc Quebecois says it will support the Harper government’s budget motion Friday, averting an immediate election.

Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe says his party will vote for the ways and means motion because there’s nothing bad in it.

The announcement means the minority Conservative government will survive at least until the first week of October when the Liberals plan to introduce a non-confidence motion.

The NDP is also expected to support the government Friday in order to push through Tory legislation that would extend EI benefits to long-tenured workers.

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