Parliament prorogued, resumes Oct. 16

-Parliament will return in October with a speech from the throne following Friday morning’s official prorogation of Parliament.

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OTTAWA–MPs will return to their legislative work in October with a speech from the throne following Friday morning’s official prorogation of Parliament.

Gov. Gen. David Johnston officially signed the “instrument of prorogation” at 9 a.m. Friday inside Rideau Hall, which is the governor general’s official residence.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked for the prorogation through a letter sent to Johnston, a Rideau Hall spokesperson said.

“There was an exchange of correspondence between the prime minister and the governor general that led to the signing,” said Melanie Villeneuve.

Parliament returns on Oct. 16.

Johnston will read the speech from the throne which lays out the federal government’s agenda in Parliament.

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