Prime Minister Harper plans to Prorogue Parliament
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he intends to
prorogue Parliament, which means the House of Commons will not
resume in September as planned.
Harper, who is currently on a week-long swing through northern
Canada, says a speech from the throne will likely be delivered in
October, kicking off a new parliamentary session.
The prime minister says most of the promises the Conservatives
made in the last election have been fulfilled.
He says the time has come for the government to put forth a new
Harper says the Conservative government will remained focused on
It's not the first time Harper has used prorogation, a standard
parliamentary tool that has the effect of cancelling any legislation
that's still before the House.