“The government will prorogue the House so that it will not be held accountable for its shameful record,” Mr. Harper thundered.2008:
Mr Harper prorogues Parliament to avoid a non-confidence vote.2009:
Mr Harper prorogues Parliament for the second time in as many years to avoid exposure about the treatment of Afghan detainees by the Canadian forces.In addition to shutting down the exposure about the Afghan detainee situation, it also cancels the Bill C-487, aka the Nortel pension reform bill, and also gives him an opportunity to stack the Senate.
Oh the bitter irony! Read more in the Globe & Mail.
I wonder how many people will remember Harper's shameful actions at the next election. Somehow, I think there will not be many...