Friday was supposed to be the last day for MPs in Canada’s House of Commons before the summer break, but Tuesday night (June 18) an all-party deal adjourned the House until the autumn.
The last few weeks have seen raucous Question Periods full of accusations and counter accusations, both from the the opposition parties and the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Numerous questions on senate expense claims and numerous bills are now on hold until the session resumes on September 16.
RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.
CBC News – All-party deal on bills, MP oversight lets House out early – here
Kady O’Malley/ CBC – 7 unanimous consent motions that shut down the Commons for the summer – here
Emmett MacFarlane/ Globe and Mail – During an ugly partisan session, rays of hope for our Parliament – here