Category Archives: Prorogation

No Prorogation: The Long Parliamentary Sessions in Canada and the United Kingdom


Introduction Edited on 10 June to reflect the correct maximum life of the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament of Canada upon dissolution in September 2019, as opposed to June 2019. The 42nd Parliament of Canada and the 57th Parliament … Continue reading

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Repealing a Statute While the Legislature Is Prorogued: Henry VIII Sleeper-Cell Clauses in Ontario


The Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law has just come out with its latest issue in which a short article of mine appears. Also, I’ll have to find out whether David Bowden and I are related. Similar Posts: A Law … Continue reading

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The Politics of Prorogation in Canada


Sample for Upcoming Issue of The Dorchester Review The Trudeau II government has confirmed that it will proceed with pushing through changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons pertaining to prorogation, as Aaron Wherry has reported. I first … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau Will Make Prorogation Great Again


I don’t want to pre-empt my upcoming longer article on this subject, so I will boil down this subject to its essence. The Liberals pledged in their election platform from 2015 that they would never use prorogation for purely political … Continue reading

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Harper’s Fourth Prorogation Looks Much Like His First


I thank James Anderson for having published this column on National New Watch’s Featured Ink earlier today. Introduction Prime Minister Harper advised that the 1st session of this 41st Parliament be prorogued on 16 September 2013, and that the 2nd … Continue reading

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