Trudeau reaches deal with opposition party, election averted

One of Canada’s main opposition parties has reached a deal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government that will allow for Trudeau’s minority Liberal government to stay in power

OTTAWA, Ontario -- One of Canada’s main opposition parties reached a deal with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government that allows for Trudeau’s minority Liberal government to stay in power, officials said Friday.

Liberal Government House leader Pablo Rodriguez said the Liberals had come to an agreement with the leftist New Democratic Party over its demands for supporting the Throne Speech, in which the government laid out its priorities Wednesday.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh confirmed that his party would support the speech.

The NDP wanted enhanced emergency benefits for works.