No rule change, but PM Trudeau will continue solo question periods
CTV News June 15, 2017
The federal government is backing down on its plan to change the rules of the House to create a formal prime minister's question period.
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger will give notice Thursday night of her proposed changes to the House standing orders, the term for the rules that govern the chamber. They don't include the proposal made months ago that the prime minister have one question period a week where the head of government alone takes questions from MPs.
Chagger's spokesman says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, however, will continue to spend one question period a week responding to all the questions.
Although the Justin Trudeau has been answering question as Prime Minister on a regular basis since being elected, he has done so as part of what is viewed as a newly established "convention", but since that practice was not put in the House standing orders, it is non-binding.