Monday, January 11, 2010
Harper pauses Parliament
Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper has decided to prorogue Parliament in order to deal with the Winter Olympics and economic woes. An article in last week's Economist criticizes the prime minister for putting winter sports ahead of a transparent democracy. Harper has suspended Parliament until March 3. As it stands, the prime minister has 36 government bills waiting for him in Parliament, all of which will have to start from scratch when Parliament reconvenes. The Economist accuses Harper of dodging the important issues facing him in Parliament, a move which he pulled last winter as well.