A group for Canadians to voice their concerns about prorogation and work towards making a better Canada.
On December 30th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper prorogued parliament, effectively shutting down our democratic institutions for the sake of political expediency. The group started with a very simple idea: Canadians contacting their Members of Parliament and requesting that they return to Parliament Hill on January 25th when parliament was supposed to resume. What a difference we've made. Many MPs have listened and they will be returning to serve the interests of the Canadian people.
What do we do now? We need to keep the pressure on the Prime Minister and our MPs to recognize that there needs to be changes in Ottawa. First and foremost: prorogation. As it stands, the decision to call prorogation is at the sole discretion of the Prime Minister. While proroguing is typically done to signal the end of the parliamentary session, this most recent case has shown that the power can be abused.
If you've already written to your MP, do it again and let them know what kinds of changes you want to see. Should we impose limits on when prorogation might be called? Should it be put before a vote in the house of commons? Don't be shy, you can find your MP's contact information here:http://canada.gc.ca/directories-repertoires/direct-eng.html#mp
We've built tremendous momentum over the past few weeks, Ottawa is watching and listening. This is our chance to re-write the rules and bring about serious change in the way our country is run. Write your MP, get involved locally and become a politically engaged Canadian!
As you are aware, the majority of Canadians are opposed to this previous prorogation of our government. I am writing to you to request that you and your colleagues in Parliament Hill take immediate action in addressing this issue. I would like to see legislation introduced limiting the power of the Prime Minister to ensure that this doesn't happen again. I thank you very much for your time and look forward to updates on your progress. Sincerely,