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Edmund Burke

2009-12-31

Is Prime Minister Harper Suppressing Parliamentary Democracy?

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A spokesman for the Prime Minister's Office, Dimitri Soudas, has revealed that Prime Minister Harper may request the Governor General to prorogue Parliament until March. This would shut parliament down until after the Vancouver Winter Olympics effectively giving the Tories time to gain a majority in the Senate while simultaneously stopping the Parliamentary inquiry into the Afghan detainee issue. While proroguing Parliament is advantageous to the Tories, it can be done only at the discretion of the Governor General. Last December prorogation was granted as the 'coalition crisis' threatened the unity of Canada. This time around it is impossible to recognize any reason the prime minister could give the Governor General for prorogation for the good of the country rather than partisan politics.

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PM seeks Parliament shutdown until March

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