Doug Ford prorogues Ontario legislature until after federal election


TORONTO — Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have prorogued the legislature until after the federal election, a move the Opposition called an “abdication of responsibility” as the province fights a fourth wave of COVID-19. The government said Friday that the legislature will return on Oct. 4, two weeks after Canadians head to the polls. “With a federal election underway, during which each party has put forward dramatically different policies and funding commitments that will have a direct impact on our government’s legislative agenda, we have made the decision to prorogue the legislature,” government house leader Paul Calandra said in a statement. Calandra said the results of the election will offer more certainty so the province can plan its fall legislation.

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