Stephen Harper must really be upset. He is so upset that his sense of logic has been subverted.
Harper is going to subvert the concept of prorogation of parliament to attempt to avert the confidence vote.
That's what this is... plain and simple. A Confidence vote.
Do the members of Parliament have confidence that the current Prime Minister and his government are able to carry on the business of the government?
If it is a question of being undemocratic... Mr. Harper needs to look in the mirror for the answer.
Ok, so what is prorogation of parliament for? It is for the END of a session of the Parliament, and no more bills are to be submitted until the next session, and a new speech from the Throne.
We have only had a speech from the Throne.
There have been NO bills submitted.
We cannot have prorogation of parliament until some work has been accomplished. If the government of the day cannot have any bills passed, that is because THERE IS NO CONFIDENCE LEFT IN THE GOVERNMENT.
If that is the case, the Government should resign and a Writ is dropped for the next election.
Canadians need to take on this. Write to your member of Parliament. Here how to find out who your MP is (based on your postal code):http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseOfCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC
The message you need to send is simple:
HAVE PM STEPHEN HARPER ALLOW A VOTE