Opposition leader of the Conservative Party Andrew Scheer has tabled a vote of no-confidence against the Trudeau Liberal government.
By tabling this motion, Scheer is asking Members of Parliament to vote in support of his demands and agree that the government has lost of the confidence of the House to run the country.
In the motion, Scheer is asking the House to:
“..condemn the government’s inaction in response to the illegal blockades of railways, highways and bridges by activists not impacted by the Coastal GasLink project, and call on the government to take action immediately to restore access to important economic infrastructure.”
Scheer goes on to call for government solidarity with the elected band councils supporting the Coastal GasLink route and to “condemn the radical activists who are exploiting divisions within the Wet’suwet’en community” while holding the country hostage to their demands.
Further, the motion would demonstrate support for the approval of the Teck Frontier mine project.
The motion is set to be read this afternoon, February 19, in the House of Commons.
If a motion of no-confidence receives enough votes from MPs and passes, then Justin Trudeau will be required to submit a resignation to the Governor General.