Canadian News on Revamped KCNA Website

In case you have not yet had a chance to visit, do check out the completely revamped (North) Korean Central News Agency website. Not only has the site become a lot more functional, with a left-hand menu that allows you to browse (in addition to “Kim Jong Il’s Activities”) subject matter such as politics, economy, culture and nature, as well as picture and videos.

More interesting yet, the daily news items now include international news. Today, for example, there is an item about Canadian internal affairs: Canada′s Harper Government Defeated by Parliament Non-Confidence Vote.

Stephen Harper

Harper after non-confidence vote (photo by Reuters)

Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) — The Canadian House of Commons passed on Mar. 25 a non-confidence motion tabled by opposition parties, defeating the ruling Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for contempt of Parliament.

It made the Harper government the first one defeated for being in contempt of Parliament in Canada’s history.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff said that the government is in contempt of Parliament for refusing to supply enough information on the cost of the F-35 fighter jets procurement, their justice system reforms and their projections for corporate profits and tax rates. -0-

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