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Parliament is suspended, budget due Jan. 26

Governor General Michaelle Jean has accepted Prime Minister Stephen Harper's request to suspend Parliament until January, delaying the possible defeat of his minority government by a Liberal-NDP coalition.

"Following my advice, the governor general has agreed to prorogue Parliament," Harper said outside Rideau Hall after a meeting with Jean.

"When Parliament resumes Jan. 26, the first order of business will be the presentation of a federal budget," he said.

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