"Stephen Harper, for the fourth time, has prorogued the Parliament of
Canada, depriving elected officials of their ability to do what they
were put there to do, which is to ask questions of the Canadian
government," Mulcair told reporters in Montreal Tuesday.
"Mr. Harper is afraid to answer the questions that we have for him."
'Prorogation shows Harper afraid of questions.'- says Mulcair
"WHITEHORSE—It was a bizarre spectacle. One of many when it comes to questioning the prime minister.
A PMO adviser told
reporters Monday in advance that Stephen Harper would not provide
answers in both official languages, as he has for the past seven years
(and he’s uncannily good at repeating the exact same message in both
It’s a standard
request. It means reporters for French- and English-language outlets
don’t have to repeat questions and each get replies. And it allows more
subjects to be covered since the PM limits the number of questions he’ll
take and almost always refuses to answer follow-ups.
Now, the prime minister would only reply in the language in which a question is asked. Stephen Harper makes questions more difficult in both languages