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After the Throne Speech, Michael Ignatieff rose in the House and asked for unanimous consent to pass the following motion.

“That this House hereby establishes a Special Committee, to be structured along the lines of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and having all the powers of a standing committee, to conduct an immediate examination into the issue of prorogation, to advise the House on the circumstances in which it is appropriate for the Prime Minister to request that Parliament be prorogued, and to prepare changes to the Standing Orders or legislation or both and that the committee report to the House no later than April 15th, 2010.”

The motion did not receive unanimous consent. The Liberals say it was Conservatives who shouted their objections.