Monthly Archives: October 2020

The Trudeau Government’s Retroactive Prorogation Rationale Under Standing Order 32(7)


Introduction In my previous post, I recounted how the House of Commons had added in Standing Order 32(7) in June 2017, on the initiative of the Trudeau government and its parliamentary majority at the time, which now obliges the government … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau Has Made Prorogation Great Again


Update: The Government House Leader tabled the Retroactive Prorogation Rationale in the House of Commons on 28 October. Introduction On 19 August 2020, the exigencies of a minority parliament and global pandemic brought about the first prorogation of the Parliament … Continue reading

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