MP'S STAYING UP LATE BEFORE THEIR SUMMER BREAK

May 29, 2018

By Michael Kramer

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Members of Parliament will burn the midnight oil for the next month – as the federal government embarks on the annual scramble to tie up legislative loose ends – before Parliament breaks for the summer.

The Trudeau government has paved the way for the House of Commons to sit until midnight each day – except Fridays, beginning tonight.

The government invoked closure to end debate – and force a vote later this evening – on a motion to extend sitting hours – which has become something of an annual ritual – used by both Liberal and Conservative governments – to push through bills before the summer break.

Bills must also be passed by the Senate to become law – but senators frequently sit a week or two longer than the Commons – before taking the summer off.

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