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January 28, 2010
Le 28 janvier 2010


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Don Newman schools John Baird on Prorogation
(December 2008 video)

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(By Gilles)

Prorogation - Media coverage

From the Parliament of Canada website:

The Parliamentary Cycle:
Prorogation of Parliament

The prorogation of Parliament ends a session. This is done by the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, either by means of a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber, or by the issuing of a proclamation published in the Canada Gazette. Both the Senate and the House of Commons stand prorogued until the opening of the next session
Source:
The Compendium
- a collection of articles on specialized procedural topics, designed to help people who need to better understand the workings of the House of Commons and its committees.

See also:
Prorogation and Dissolution
[ Source: Chapter 8 of the
House of Commons Procedure and Practice, Second Edition, 2009 ]

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Thanks to Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) for collecting and agreeing to share the media links below.
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Visit their website and their affiliate Social Assistance Review website for a large collection of Ontario resources.

NOTE : The links below are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent additions at the top.
The links below will degrade over time. If the link you wish to check is dead, try doing a
search on the website of the organization that produced the article.

Prorogation at fault for bad Conservative numbers:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/prorogation-aha-moment-punishes-tories-in-poll/article1447160/

Prorogation primer:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/prorogation-primer-shutting-down-the-house/article1441045/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/

Prorogation and the populist vote:
http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/01/25/the-people-speak/

The political implications of prorogation:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/what-are-the-political-implications-of-prorogation/article1445141/

Prorogation optics:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/prorogation-optics-are-open-and-shut/article1444587/

250,000 Canadians hit the streets:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/from-facebook-to-filling-the-streets/article1442056/

Thousands protest:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/755053--thousands-protest-the-prorogue

Barrie:
http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275480

http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275506

Belleville:
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275525

Brantford:
http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275591

Guelph:
http://news.guelphmercury.com/News/article/589885

Kingston:
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275657

North Bay:
http://www.nugget.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275791

Oakville:

http://www.oakvillebeaver.com/news/article/292387

Ottawa:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Postcards+from+prorogation+Keeping+track/2480210/story.html

Orillia:
http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275819

Owen Sound:
http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275860

Sault Ste. Marie:
http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2275987

Toronto: A protest in photos:
http://www.blogto.com/city/2010/01/canadians_against_proroguing_parliament_protest_in_photos/

Judy Rebick on Toronto:
http://rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/2010/01/features/rebick-never-my-life-seen-spontaneous-protest-built

Vancouver, BC:
http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100123/bc_proroguing_protest_100123/20100124?hub=BritishColumbiaHome
http://www.straight.com/article-282001/vancouver/photos-vancouver-antiprorogation-protesters-march-victory-square

Calgary, AB:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2010/01/24/calgary-prorogue-oarliament-protest.html?ref=rss

Edmonton, AB:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2010/01/24/edmonton-prorogue-parliament-protest.html?ref=rss
http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2010/01/23/12589606.html

Grande Prairie, AB:
http://dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2273745

Fredericton, NB:
http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/rss/article/931720

Halifax:
http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/local/article/432321--hundreds-stand-up-against-prorogation

Truro, NS:
http://www.trurodaily.com/index.cfm?sid=321105&sc=68

Charlottetown, PEI:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/01/25/pei-prorogation-rally-584.html?ref=rss
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=320937&sc=98

St. John’s, NF:
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=321136&sc=79
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=3860&latest=1

London, UK:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/london-prorogation-protest-skips-buckingham-heads-for-pub/article1442093/

Globe and Mail editorial:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/silent-parliament-forgotten-roots/article1442586/

And another:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/time-to-stand-up-for-parliament/article1441496/

Star editorial:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/755211--questions-for-proroguing-pm

Opinion piece in London Topic:
http://www.londontopic.ca/article.php?artid=17918

It’s Monday morning: Do you know where your MP is?:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Find+what+your+until+Parliament+resumes/2480210/story.html

Norman Spector, on what Harper should say:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/spector-vision/what-the-pm-should-say-about-prorogation-rallies/article1442207/

Norman Spector, on the NDP’s proposed legislation:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/spector-vision/why-another-globe-prorogation-editorial-fails/article1442696/

Libs announce their own anti-prorogation plan:
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/01/25/parliament-prorogue.html?ref=rss

Globe:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/trumping-ndp-michael-ignatieff-lays-out-tough-new-prorogation-rules/article1443101/

And what of the left?:
http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2010/01/25/SuddenDemocracy/

CBC general coverage:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/23/prorogue-protests.html?ref=rss

“Humanity took over politics”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/disaster-puts-pms-prorogation-reckoning-on-hold/article1442669/

Political apathy:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/passion-over-prorogation-pales-next-to-political-apathy/article1442490/

Pollster says this too shall pass:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/prorogation-fury-this-too-shall-pass-pollster-says/article1442820/

But something’s going on out there:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/brian-topp/a-turning-away/article1442519/

Oops, Bob Rae:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/conservatives-lash-out-at-king-of-prorogues/article1442450/

Liberals back to work:
http://www.canada.com/news/Liberals+back+work+prorogation+protest/2481736/story.html

Let the games begin:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/prorogation-let-the-games-begin/article1441122/

The 36 bills that died on the order paper:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/the-36-bills-that-died/article1441162/

Variations on a theme:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/variations-on-a-prorogued-parliamentary-theme/article1441294/

Parliament on half speed:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/what-parliament-looks-like-running-at-half-speed/article1441138/

Layton says Haitian aid being hurt by prorogation:
http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2276406

Founder of Facebook group says, “We’re just getting started”:
http://thetyee.ca/News/2010/01/25/FacebookActivist/

Prorogation optics:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/prorogation-optics-are-open-and-shut/article1444587/

Globe on NDP / Liberal proposal for prorogation reform:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/consensus-that-should-be/article1443884/

The competition is on to show who’s more “at work”:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/tories-and-liberals-compete-to-show-theyre-still-at-work/article1443771/

Constitutional problems with prorogation reform?:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/prorogation/opposition-pushes-for-new-rules-on-prorogation/article1443657/

Jeffrey Simpson on two-faced Harper:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/the-two-faces-of-stephen-harper/article1443617/

Norman Spector on Coalition Mach 2:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/spector-vision/mr-ignatieffs-game/article1443399/

Elizabeth May’s comments on prorogation:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/green-soliloquy-scolds-prorogation/article1443309/

Anti-prorogation activists are engaged, voting, and older:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-prorogation-activists-engaged-voting-and-older/article1438807/

Michael Ignatieff hops on board the prorogation protest bandwagon:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/michael-ignatieff-hops-aboard-prorogation-protest-bandwagon/article1439336/

Prorogation and the polls
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/13/ekos-conservatives-liberals-poll-prorogue-suspend.html

Star editorial: Harper’s wounds are self-inflicted:
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/750954--harper-s-wounds-are-self-inflicted

More:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/how-the-olympic-flame-could-burn-stephen-harper/article1432066/

And more:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/can-critics-capitalize-on-stephen-harpers-prorogation-mistake/article1431024/

Yet more:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/grit-plan-let-harper-be-harper/article1431409/

And more:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/prorogation-hammers-conservative-support-in-polls/article1430143/

More:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/prorogation-hammers-conservative-support-in-polls/article1430143/

But maybe this was part of the plan:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/radwanski/all-according-to-plan/article1431240/

Protests:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/20/harper-prorogation-protests.html
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/anti-prorogation-protest-dogs-pm/article1437968/

Liberals, Conservatives in virtual tie:
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/01/20/ekos-poll020.html

Liberals could skate ahead of Tories on prorogation, poll finds:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/liberals-could-skate-ahead-of-tories-on-prorogation-poll-finds/article1438655/

PM 'gambled wrong' on prorogation, Michael Ignatieff says:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/pm-gambled-wrong-on-prorogation-michael-ignatieff-says/article1437837/

Layton calls for limits on powers to prorogue:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/01/20/ndp-prorogue-limits.html

Norman Spector gives two cheers for Mr. Ignatieff:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/spector-vision/two-cheers-for-mr-ignatieff/article1438628/

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See also:
The 2008–2009 Canadian parliamentary dispute, the coalition and prorogation

- from Wikipedia

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Thanks to Jennefer Laidley of the
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

for collecting and agreeing to share these media links
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