Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What is the cost of prorogation?

Harper yesterday:
"'It is essential that government limit public spending,' Harper said outside Rideau Hall following the morning ceremony to swear-in ministers to their new portfolios."
In light of that statement and government messaging, it bears asking, how much is prorogation costing Canadians, in terms of the idle parliamentary days between January 25th and March 3rd and the lost legislative days from the last session? This blogger's been looking at it: is it $130 million? A question that warrants examination.

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Update (3:45 p.m.): I know, I know, my bad.