Government Parliament

Do not use prorogation to avoid difficult political circumstances.

Liberal Platform Page 30 October 5, 2015
Sep 2019

Parliament dissolved

September 11, 2019

Parliament was dissolved on September 11, 2019, and prorogation was not used by the Liberal government during the course of their mandate. Therefore, this promise is marked as achieved. Of course, one could argue about the value of such a promise in the context of a majority government. This promise was made as a direct reference to the 2008–09 Canadian parliamentary dispute, during which Stephen Harper prorogued parliament to avoid his minority government being defeated by a motion of non-confidence.

Nov 2015

Prorogation in Canada

Historical info November 04, 2015

Prorogation is the end of a parliamentary session in the Parliament of Canada and the parliaments of its provinces and territories.

We had originally marked this one as achieved, but after reading many of your comments, it does make sense to mark it as in progress for now. Let's mark it as achieved at the end of the current Liberal mandate, assuming of course prorogation is not used in the meantime. If that happens, that promise status will be revised accordingly.