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Brexit, Canadian Election, Islamic State: Your Tuesday Briefing

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Good morning.

We’re covering a pivotal Tuesday for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the early results of the Canadian election and a push for press freedom in Australia.

Though the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, on Sunday predicted that there would be enough support for Mr. Johnson’s plan, the numbers are so close that no one can be certain of the outcome.

Recap: On Monday, in an instance that was familiar to Mr. Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, put a stop to a vote on Mr. Johnson’s Brexit plan, saying that Parliament could not be made to vote on the same thing twice (the first time being Saturday).

What’s next: If Mr. Johnson’s plan wins, the government will face a second, critical test when it puts forward an aggressive, accelerated timetable for the legislation, designed to ram it through Parliament in three days.

If Parliament rejects that timetable, it will be almost impossible to avoid another delay. And it would give opponents time to amend the legislation, like adding a referendum on the plan or a customs union stipulation.

Amid the bipartisan disapproval over Mr. Trump’s move to withdraw troops from Syria, and the highly charged impeachment inquiry, Republicans were not eager to answer ethics questions and defend the appropriateness of the president’s decision to hold the summit at the Doral resort, above. “We just didn’t need this,” one Republican leader said.

Canadian election: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was projected to win a second term after an ugly campaign season. With votes still being counted, the CBC projected that Mr. Trudeau’s Liberal Party will not retain its majority in Canada’s House of Commons, though it would have enough seats for him to form a government.

Northern Ireland: The traditionally conservative territory is about to legalize both abortion and same-sex marriage, a head-snapping about-face that was imposed on the territory by the British Parliament after a collapse of the local government.

WeWork: The board of the struggling shared-office company could choose between two competing financial rescue packages as early as today — one from SoftBank, and the other from a consortium led by JPMorgan Chase.

Spain: The country’s acting prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, visited Catalonia after a week of separatist unrest — but spurned the pro-independence regional chief, accusing him of failing in his duty to restore order.

Chile: Santiago was virtually paralyzed on Monday as streets were blocked by protesters out for the fourth day in a row, subway stations that were ransacked remained shut, and stores, banks and schools were shuttered. At least 12 deaths have been reported in the violence, and 10,500 soldiers and police officers were sent to patrol the streets.

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