From 6 p.m. Wednesday until nearly 1 a.m. Friday, the House of Commons held several votes of confidence in the Trudeau government via ballots on each budget 2019 item — a Conservative protest.
Breakdown: Liberal-run justice committee shut down the probe into SNC-Lavalin Wednesday, angering Tories.
• Because each vote dealt with fiscal matters, they were considered votes of confidence the Liberals needed to win to avoid triggering an election.
• Green Leader May agrees with Tory protest, but said it was “a huge waste of public funds”.
• Cots were brought in for at least Liberal MPs to catch some sleep. PM Trudeau was in attendance for a lot of the time Thursday.