Thursday, March 18, 2010

PM’s prorogation power limited

"Our prime minister is not a king, and it's time he understood that.” –Jack Layton

The NDP with support from the Liberals and Bloc have passed a non-binding motion to limit the Prime Minister’s prorogation power. Congratulations to the NDP for making this possible. It’s this kind of thinking that makes our country more democratic. The PM shouldn’t be able to hold this kind of executive power. If only this motion were binding…

Opposition members of Parliament joined together Wednesday to pass a motion that would prevent the prime minister from proroguing Parliament for longer than seven days unless supported by the House.

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1 comment:

  1. It's a non-binding motion, it means zip.

    To limit the present powers of the PM would require a Constitutional Amendment, good luck with that.


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