How many government MPs does it take to host the Olympics?

Conservative MP Colin Mayes explains why it was necessary to prorogue Parliament.

Mayes says there is also a practical reason for suspending Parliament given that the Conservatives don’t have a majority of the seats.

“The Olympics are a great celebration and it would be a real conflict for MPs to be there in a minority situation,” he said, adding that could lead to the opposition having more MPs present in Ottawa.