Discussion posted by: TheRage
Although prorogation has been provisioned to allow for a reset of Parliament without an election, its use in recent memory has come to be mired in controversy. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s move this week to prorogue Parliament amid the WE Charity scandal has been criticized by the opposition as being a way to dodge scrutiny. The government says it’s meant to reset the economic plan amid the pandemic and to provide an opportunity for a vote of confidence in the government before adopting that plan. If there’s any price to be paid for the government for invoking the parliamentary tool, it would be at the ballot box.