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Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:31 PM

It looks like Charles is the guy who can prorogue the UK and Canadian parliaments now.

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Reply It looks like Charles is the guy who can prorogue the UK and Canadian parliaments now. (Original post)
Marcus IM Sep 8 OP
Fiendish Thingy Sep 8 #1
WestMichRad Sep 8 #2
Marcus IM Sep 8 #3

Response to Marcus IM (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 01:42 PM

1. Only at the request of a Prime Minister. Nt

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Response to Marcus IM (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 03:43 PM

2. Had to look that up!

Being one not under a parliamentary system of government, itís a term unfamiliar to me.
This explains it:
https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/proroguing-parliament

If Iím understanding it correctly, proroguing is a suspension of both Houses of Parliament, called by the monarch (under ďadviceĒ from the prime minister). That session ends and it stops most pending legislative proposals, but parliament isnít dissolved, so MPs retain their seats.

Not clear to me whether pending legislation can be restarted where they left off when parliament is reconvened, or if it has to begin again from square one. Although I suppose thatís a technicality.

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Response to WestMichRad (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 8, 2022, 04:29 PM

3. QE 2 prorogued the Can parliament to stop liberal legislation...

... several years ago - as mentioned, at the request of the PM - before J Trudeau.

Imagine a foreign crown shutting down Congress to stop Dem legislation from moving forward.

Clearly, an undemocratic process.



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