Thursday, December 4, 2008


So, it seems that GG Madame Michaelle Jean has granted Harper's request to prorogue parliament until January 27th. I don't know much more than that at the moment, however.

I'm not sure that suspending parliament at a time of economic distress is such a good idea, but it certainly wasn't tenable as it was, so I suppose this is the only answer at the moment. Maybe by January, they'll all pull their heads out of their asses and calm down. Both sides have done one hell of a job spinning this thing, and frankly, I can't stand any of them right now.

I am really hoping that things turn out for the best, but this is really just stop-gap. The problem is still underlying, and no one is sure how to pull out this particular splinter, so for now, we're just band-aiding it and hoping for the best.

May cooler heads prevail. I guess we'll find out January 27th.


Willow Goldentree said...

Does prorogue mean that NOTHING will go on in Parliament? Or just this issue about trying to get a new party in there? (Sorry, I'm still trying to wrap my head around this.) And by nothing, I mean absolutely nothing- No bills will pass, no one gets to "talk" about politics, etc.

Sage said...

Prorogueing basically is to "suspend" parliament. It's like a "time-out", meaning they pick up where they left off when parliament returns. Which means, that for all intents and purposes, parliament has a 6 week vacation. They don't show up for work.

Seems counterproductive to me, but who am I? :(

Willow Goldentree said...

Oh! Wouldn't that be nice? A 6 week vacation from life? Assholes.

Sage said...

I totally agree! But, when you're powerful enough, working every day is no longer an option. Particularly when you have so many photo ops to take advantage of, and lobbyists to golf with.

I think I might be jaded. :S