ONTARIO LEGISLATURE PROROGUED UNTIL AFTER FEDERAL ELECTION, MPPs RETURN OCT. 4

Sep 03, 2021

By Bob Komsic

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MPPs, who have been on summer break since early June and were scheduled to return September 13, will now come back to Queen’s Park October 4 – two weeks after the federal election.
Government House Leader Paul Calandra cites the election as the reason for proroguing the legislature.
He says the results of the vote will offer more certainty in helping the Ford Tories reset their priorities ahead of next year’s provincial election.
The opposition parties call the move an ”abdication of responsibility.”
Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath says whether you’re a parent, student or educator, a small business worker or health care worker ”Doug Ford has chosen once again to leave everyday Ontarians on their own.”
Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca says as the father of two daughters in public school; one who’s too young to be vaccinated, he cannot accept the move.
”Political cowardice will not get us through the fourth wave, and I’m deeply disappointed … Ontario families will never forget that when the chips were down, Doug Ford chose selfishly to abandon them.”
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