School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

Liberals accused of 'toxic disdain for democracy' as committee debates basis for proroguing Parliament during pandemic

January 29, 2021
National Post - Jesse Snyder with contribution by Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Opposition members on Thursday accused the Liberal government of blatant partisan manoeuvring when it prorogued Parliament last summer, in what one MP said showed a “toxic disdain for democracy” by the prime minister.

Liberal, Conservative and NDP members of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs debated whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was justified in his decision to shut down Parliament for five weeks this summer, just as his government was reeling from the WE scandal.

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