What is a prorogation of Parliament? - 2020-08-19
The Trudeau government announced Tuesday that it had asked — and received — the Governor General's permission to prorogue Parliament until Sept. 23. Sometimes referred to as a parliamentary reset button, the prorogation will start a new session of Parliament with a new agenda.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the move is a way to address a long-term plan to recover from COVID-19.
But it would also stop committees probing the controversy around the WE Charity student volunteer grant. Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer called Trudeau "spineless" and accused him of "hiding out" amid a political controversy.