The Unintended Consequences of Prorogation

- January 28th, 2010

One of the perhaps unintended consequences of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to prorogue Parliament is that backbench Conservative MPs are a lot harder to control when they are spread out in ridings across the country.
The result is that Conservative MPs have been merrily tweeting away about what they are working on (to demonstrate how hard they are working) and granting local media interviews – some of them more helpful to the opposition than to the PMO.
Not surprisingly, opposition parties have been quick to pounce on a couple of them like Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber in the Jan. 6 edition of the St. Albert Gazette

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Or Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan in


At this rate, maybe the opposition shouldn’t be complaining about prorogation after all.

Categories: Conservatives, Prorogation

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