Maybe Boris Johnson was inspired by Stephen Harper - 2019-08-28

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F94.png Maybe Boris Johnson was inspired by Stephen Harper August 28, 2019, Susan Delacourt, Toronto Star

Johnson is putting parliamentary sittings on ice until Oct. 14, just shortly before Britain is due to pull out of the European Union in what is shaping up to be a no-deal Brexit.

Will Johnson pay a political price? If the Canadian experience a decade ago is any indication, probably not. Who knows? Perhaps Johnson was inspired by the Canadian example.

When he was prime minister, Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament twice — shutting it down once in 2008, in the midst of a Liberal-NDP effort to displace his minority government, and again in 2010, because he could. Or, as Harper put it then, to "recalibrate" his government.

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