Proroguing is a procedural move allowed in Parliament that gives governments a chance to set out a new agenda. It has been executed 105 times in Canada's history. But political experts say it's rare that a government prorogues when so much legislation it deems important gets killed.It says that Harper considers his own agenda to be unimportant (or merely fodder for his ever-gullible base). The opposition should remember that when it comes time for this legislation to be reintroduced. The message is, there is no hurry here. Take your time. Recommend this Post
James McAllister, a sessional political instructor at Brandon University, said it speaks loudly to Harper's indifference to governing.
"He scuttled his own agenda," McAllister said. "What does that say about his own agenda?"
Saturday, January 09, 2010
From the Winnipeg Free Press: