Days of our Parliamentary Lives - Wednesday Night Edition
Previously on days of our parliamentary lives...
Gilles and Stock plotted to form a coalition. Gilles, Jack, and Steve plotted to form a coalition. Gilles, Jack, and Stephane plotted to form a coalition (now the #3 story in the world).
And now, today's thrilling non-conclusion to our story:
1. A Leger poll is out tonight.
2. Rob Silver has an interest take on the deal with the Bloc.
3. Michael Chong's take on this: "we misread the situation". Chong strikes me as one of the real stand-up guys in the Tory caucus and I hope he has a prominent role in their party post-Harper.
4. Canada's New Opposition blog is launched.
5. Liberal insider Don Martin pulls an Ivison and starts speculating about a Liberal Cabinet.
6. Constitutional expert Bob Beal has everything you ever wanted to know about prorogation, but were too afraid to ask. He tosses scenario out as an idea - my money is on this happening tomorrow:
The Governor-General could prorogue the House, but on the condition that the government operate as it would between the time of a dissolution of Parliament and an election. That means the government could manage day-to-day affairs until Parliament was again summoned. But it could not do many things governments usually do. It could not, for example, appoint judges or ambassadors, or negotiate treaties with other countries, or take major policy initiatives that might bind future governments. In other words, the Governor-General would not approve orders-in-council that require cabinet decisions.
7. Danielle Takacs rebuts my concern over the coalition.
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