An election has been averted, following news today that the minority Liberal government has secured support from the New Democrats.

Reports out of Ottawa today say the Liberals have reached a deal with the NDP over its demands for supporting the throne speech.

Jagmeet Singh says the agreement between the Liberals and NDP provides a paid sick leave program to millions of people.

The Throne Speech from earlier this week needed the support of at least one of the major opposition parties in order to avoid an election.