Holiday in the House

Tories want to cancel Parliamentarians' spring break

The Conservative government wants MPs to forego the week-long breaks they usually take in March and April in order to make up for the time lost to prorogation. The decision would need the approval of all the parties in the House, but Conservative officials believe the Opposition would have a hard time turning down the request given their howls of protest over prorogation. “Quite frankly,” Conservative whip Gordon O’Connor wrote in a memo to the Tory caucus, “we would be surprised if the Opposition disagreed.” Should MPs stick to their regular schedule, they’ll be off for a week after March 15, just 12 days after Parliament is set to return.

CBC News