For Mr. Cannan,
prorogation is an opportunity for the Conservative government to concentrate on the economy by implementing the next phase of its economic stimulus program and prepare a new budget. If parliament was in session then the opposition parties could vote non-confidence and force an election before those tasks are complete.
"That's what we don't want," said Cannan.
So like the Harper prorogation of Dec 04/08, the one that took place 12 months later, on Dec 30/09, was to avoid a motion of non-confidence by the opposition parties. In other words, it was to avoid the normal functions of a Parliamentary democracy.
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