Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Summer in Ottawa ends this October

(A shorter fall sitting could make it difficult for the Conservatives to pass this promised legislation.)

MPs back Oct. 16
Harper will delay recall of Parliament until after the Ontario election
Published: 6 hours ago

Any day now, the Harper government will announce a new session of Parliament, beginning with a Throne Speech on Oct. 16.

This is no October surprise, and the date is no coincidence. Not only does it fall after Thanksgiving on Oct 8, but after the Ontario election on Oct. 10. The Conservatives in Ottawa want to stay off television and out of the news to give John Tory and the Ontario Progressive Conservatives a clear shot at defeating Dalton McGuinty's Liberals at Queen's Park.

No comments: