There will be no election! At least for now!The good work of Jack Layton to get the additions to the budget means Canadians got something in return from this Parliament.
The passage of the budget and NDP ammendment means that Parliament will contiune to sit and the Civil Marriage bill (Gay or same-sex marriage) will likely get to a vote. If the budget bill had failed today there would have been an election and the marriage bill would have died on the order papers.
153-152: SPEAKER VOTES FOR BUDGET
Canadians have said several times now, we don't want an election. Lets have it after the Gomery report is issued. Chuck Cadman voted with the government given his constituents wishes despite a rogue Alberta group calling every phone number in his riding asking them to email or phone Cadman and tell him to vote against the budget. A little over the top even for Alberta right wing conservatives.