Liberals ready to make changes to House rules on omnibus bills, prorogation – Politics


The Liberal government is ready to move forward with several reforms to the rules of the House of Commons, with proposed changes covering prorogation and omnibus legislation. But it’s still unclear whether they will have any opposition support.

The changes won’t include new rules to codify a prime minister’s question period, but the Liberals are committing to continue the recent practice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taking all questions each Wednesday.

The Liberals backed away from other proposals in April, after the government’s release of a discussion paper on reform prompted opposition outrage.

When the Liberals refused to agree that they would only proceed with the consensus of all parties, Conservatives and New Democrats filibustered a Liberal MP’s attempt to have the government’s proposals studied by a House of Commons committee.

The motion to implement the…



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