Breaking: Canadians avoid snap federal election

Parliament Hill (Vista Stock Photo)
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Canadians have narrowly avoided a trip to the polls.

It comes after the federal Liberals survived a confidence vote this afternoon with the support of Green and NDP MPs.

The 180-146 vote saw a motion by the Conservatives to create a new committee to probe alleged Liberal corruption in the WE scandal defeated.

The Liberals had declared the vote a matter of confidence and if successful it could have triggered an election.

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