PM Harper to Liberal Party: Your Time Is UP!
The Liberals have failed in their responsibility in 2009 as the loyal opposition. They chose to use the Senate to delay and obstruct the Agenda of the Government. They were warned several times by the government to stop playing games. They chose not to listen and take their duty seriously. I am happy to have our PM provide a teaching moment for dysfunctional parties in the coalition.
Each session of a Parliament ends with the prorogation of Parliament by the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister. Most unfinished business dies and committees cease to function. Parliament then stands prorogued until the opening of the next session on a specified date. This date may be changed by a further proclamation.
Government bills that have not received Royal Assent prior to prorogation can be reinstated in the next session only if the House takes a decision to this effect. All items of Private Members' Business are automatically reinstated. Tabling of documents before the House must await the beginning of the new session. Requests for responses to petitions and for the production of papers remain in effect, as do requests made for government responses to committee reports.
The prorogation of Parliament ends a session. This is done by the Governor General, on the advice of the Prime Minister, either by means of a special ceremony in the Senate Chamber, or by the issuing of a proclamation published in the Canada Gazette. Both the Senate and the House of Commons stand prorogued until the opening of the next session.
During a period of prorogation (or recess), the Speaker, the Prime Minister, Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries remain in office and all Members of the House retain their full rights and privileges.
The principal effect of ending a session by prorogation is to end business. All government bills that have not received Royal Assent prior to prorogation cease to exist; committee activity also ceases. Thus, no committee can sit after a prorogation.
In order for government bills to be proceeded with in a new session, they must be reintroduced as new bills or they may be reinstated, if the House agrees to this.
The Standing Orders provide for the automatic reinstatement of all items of Private Members' Business in a new session. Committee work may also be revived either by motion in the House, or in committee, depending upon the nature of the study.
Prorogation does not affect Orders or Addresses of the House for the tabling government reports required to be tabled by statute. Requests for responses to committee reports or petitions are still valid following a prorogation. These continue in force from one session to another, but are ended by dissolution.
On March 3, 2010 the coalition can't hide behind the senators any longer. The 'Angry' Left: Ralph Goodale, Libby Davies and their parties may be looking for ideas how to spend their twenty eight extended tax funded paid holidays. Here is an idea that won't be a distraction during the Olympics. Best of Luck, see you in 2010!
Polish Pierogi – Ingredients
- 550 grams Plain Flour
- 115g Unsalted Butter
- 180ml Water
- 6 egg yolks
- 3 eggs
- 1 Onion
Polish Pierogi Recipe – Method
- Make a mound of the flour with a well in the center.
- Add eggs (all) and slowly mix from the center outwards to form a smooth, kneaded dough.
- Roll out the dough (approx 1.5 cm thick), and cut into small circles.
- Fry mushrooms gently in a little butter.
- Drain sauerkraut, and mix with mushrooms to create filling mixture.
- Place filling if into center of the dough, and seal edges with a little water, squashing down with a fork forming semi circles.
- Boil a pot of water with a little salt, and insert Pierogi.
- Cook for approximately 5 minutes – they will float when nearly ready.
- Fry with butter until lightly browned if desired.
- Chop onion and fry gently in butter until soft. Serve on top of the pierogi.