Libby making Parliament work

The Liberals and the NDP are working together to change the rules on Parliamentary prorogation, but Minister of State for Democratic Reform Steven Fletcher says prorogation "enhances" the ability of the government to do its job, and most Canadians don't care about this "inside baseball" controversy. Last week the Liberal and NDP House leaders and democratic reform critics met in Grit House Leader Ralph Goodale's (Wascana, Sask.) office to discuss plans to either table legislation, or change the Standing Orders in the House of Commons to limit the Prime Minister's ability to prorogue Parliament. Also in attendance were Liberal democratic reform critic Marlene Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-GrĂ¢ce-Lachine, Que.), her NDP counterpart David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, Ont.), and NDP House Leader Libby Davies (Vancouver East, B.C.).