Most of those surveyed held that the 2008 prorogation
harmed principles of responsible government.
Afin d'assurer que notre demande de prorogation
reflete l'opinion des membres, veuillez exercer vos droits
3) They further argue that the prime minister should be constrained in how the rules and procedures of the House of Commons may be manipulated for the same ends (for example, the prorogation
of 2008 was made possible by delaying an "opposition day" in the House of Commons in December 2008 which would have permitted the vote of non-confidence that the government wished to avoid).
This article presents three sections on conventions and protocols from the Manual of Procedure of the Government of Canada: on the formation of governments, the uses of prorogation
and dissolution, and the principle of restraint.
By relying upon existing treatments and past analyses, I unpack notions of responsible government and demonstrate how the prime minister's prorogation
request represented the culmination of a pattern of parliamentary disregard, relied on the manipulation of nationalistic tensions, and had the effect of up-ending core principles of responsible government based on an unexplored and untested theory of an unitary executive.
last week and most MPs left Westminster after Parliament's prorogation
That year, only the constitutional requirement that Parliament must meet at least once every twelve months put an end to the prorogation
All in all, I agree with Lorne Gunter who exclaimed, in the National Post, "I can't for the life of me figure out why Conservative Senators would refuse, before prorogation
, to endorse [this] report.
As we contemplate the pathetic spectacle of Parliament's return after its prorogation
in December, the name Eugene Forsey is once again being invoked by thoughtful Canadians.
, within a period of one year, a new session of Parliament with the same MPs is summoned.
The session of 1906, which was closed by prorogation
yesterday, will be memorable in history for the appearances of new factors and forces at Westminster.
In cases where member states are able to continue striving to achieve the objectives in certain derogations by applying the general conditions of the Directive on energy taxation, no prorogation
is necessary and hence no action is required, except perhaps for a few minor adjustments.