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Ontario premier to prorogue legislature

McGuinty government won’t skip a single day since voters “are on to this prorogation thing”

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Stephen Harper has made shutting down the government less fun for everyone. Dalton McGuinty, premier of Ontario, will prorogue the province’s parliament for four days, from March 4 to March 8. But after the backlash Harper suffered for shutting down Parliament, McGuinty feels the need to prorogue in the blandest way possible: the shutdown includes a Friday, when the legislature doesn’t meet, and a weekend, meaning that “there will be no time lost in the legislature.” McGuinty says that premiers can’t use prorogation as a way of avoiding problems the way Harper did, because voters “are on to this prorogation thing.” Thanks a lot, Harper; thanks to you, even future government stoppages are going to be boring.

CBC News

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