House of Commons motion on election interference defeated by 177-147 vote

A motion put forth by Conservative MP Michael Cooper on allegations of election interference by the Chinese Communist Party was defeated by a vote of 177-147 in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Originally being advertised as a way of compelling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, to testify before a House of Common ethics committee, the vote became moot hours earlier when it was announced that Telford had agreed to testify. Trudeau also said earlier that the motion to compel his chief of staff to testify would not be considered a matter of confidence in the Liberal minority government, which could have opened the door to an election.