Posts Tagged ‘ History of prorogation in Canada ’

If there is a deepening debate about prorogation and democracy in Canada what does it mean?

Jan 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Ottawa Scene

Public debate on minority Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to “prorogue” the Parliament of Canada, until March 3, 2010, at least seems to have grown to a greater degree more quickly than many who follow such obscure events at first imagined. And I am among those who have been pleasantly enough surprised. At the […]



Ho hum .. it’s December .. time to prorogue Parliament in Canada again — whatever that means, etc, etc ..

Dec 30th, 2009 | By | Category: In Brief

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009. [UPDATED DECEMBER 31]. So all the inside rumours about Canadian federal politics have now proved true. Today Canada’s minority Prime Minister Stephen Harper phoned Governor General Michaelle Jean and asked her to prorogue Parliament until March 3, 2010. And she has accepted the advice, as some would say she is bound […]