A Prime Minister without a Parliament to call his own

Perhaps distressed by the Governor General’s decision to accept his request to prorogue Parliament in Ottawa, the Prime Minister is apparently scheduled to address the legislature in British Columbia.

The B.C. legislature is slightly agog over next week’s pending visit by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Apparently, he intends to address the chamber Thursday … Even lacking official confirmation, controversy abounds. Apparently, the visit was not by invitation from the provincial government. Rather it was Ottawa’s idea. Nor is there any obvious precedent for a prime minister to speak to the provincial house, though Gov-Gen. Michaelle Jean did address the legislative chamber in March 2006.