PARLIAMENTARY PROROGUEMENT

1. March 2010, 22:54 | by WD Milner | Full Article |

Prime Minister Steven Harper has prorogued Parliament. What that essentially means, is that he has suspended all parliamentary business until after a set date (there is more to it but you get the idea).

From the furor being raised by the Liberal opposition and the caustic criticism for doing such a thing you would think it was something had never happened before.

Well here are some dates for consideration:

  • December 21, 1963
  • April 3, 1965
  • May 8, 1967
  • October 22 1969
  • October 7, 1970
  • February 16, 1972
  • February 26, 1974
  • October 12, 1976
  • October 17, 1977
  • October 10, 1978
  • November 30, 1983

Those are the dates that Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau prorogued parliament — 11 times!

If that isn't sufficient food for thought, how about these dates?

  • February 5, 1996
  • September 18, 1999
  • September 16, 2002
  • November 12, 2003

Those are the dates that Liberal Prime Minister John Chretien prorogued parliament — 4 times!

Between Trudeau and Chretien, Parliament was prorogued 15 times. Maybe someone should tell Mr. Ignatieff that people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. But then again, he seems to be “just visitng”.

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