Canadian politics · Democratic reform

What the UK can teach Canada about prorogation

Anti-prorogation protests in Toronto, 23 January 2010.Earlier this week I had an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen in which I argued that Canada could avoid its current controversies over prorogation by adopting the approach used in the UK.

Such a change would also have the added benefit of strengthening the opposition, both by giving it more leverage to pass amendments and by reducing the number of days when Parliament is not sitting. If you’d like to know more, you can find the full piece here.

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