Harper to shut down Parliament - 2009-12-30

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F132.png Harper to shut down Parliament December 30, 2009, Daniel Leblanc, Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has shut down Parliament for two months, killing a pesky inquiry into Afghan detainees, stalling government bills and allowing the Conservatives to take control of the Senate.

Mr. Harper called Governor-General Michaëlle Jean yesterday morning to ask her to give a Speech from the Throne on March 3 - delaying Parliament's return by 22 sitting days - and allowing the government to table a budget on March 4.

Wednesday's prorogation of Parliament sets up a number of confidence votes in the spring, at which point the opposition will determine whether Canada will go to the polls for the third time in slightly more than four years.

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