Category Archives: Prorogation

PROC Examines the Retroactive Prorogation Rationale After All


PROC decided to study the Retroactive Prorogation Rationale (Sessional Paper 8560-432-1261-01_e) in 2020 after all. Committees tend not to update the official transcripts (Evidence) until two weeks later, so I misinterpreted and missed some of these developments last month by … Continue reading

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PROC Sentences the Retroactive Prorogation Rationale to a Quiet Bureaucratic Death


Sometimes I forgot to follow up on these developments right away, and the obscura and minutia on which I normally focus here on Parliamentum usually goes unreported in the press, too. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and … Continue reading

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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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Errol Mendes Ventures Across the Sea To Slay A New Conservative Dragon


Now that the Liberals have formed government under Prime Minister J. Trudeau for four years, Errol Mendes, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, had to venture across the seas in search of new Conservative dragons to slay. And … Continue reading

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