Morning Update: House passes motion after NDP removes call to recognize Palestine as a state


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Good morning, The House of Commons passed a non-binding motion late yesterday that came closer to mirroring existing government policy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The vote came after a day of tense negotiations between the Liberals and NDP that saw the New Democrats remove the most contentious part of their motion, which called on Canada to recognize the state of Palestine. Just 20 minutes before the House was set to vote on the motion that would have split the government caucus, the Liberals announced a deal with the NDP to significantly amend the fourth-place party’s opposition day motion. The changes...