the new word for the day - porogue

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
January 7, 2010 3:00pm CST
Canadians are learning a new word these days. Porogue means to delap or postpone something and that is what our oh so wise Prime Minister is doing with parliment. Parliment was supposed to start back to work at the end of January but now Harper wants to porogue parliment til April! This all has to do with the way (supposedly) this has to do with the detainee of the Afghans). http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2009/12/30/parliament-prorogation-harper.html So it would seem that every country has issues wouldn't it?
3 responses
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Jan 10
Not just country, state or province and even counties/parishes, cities and towns. Every part of government in the States, we're in a pickle down here.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
8 Jan 10
Hi cher, As a fellow Canadian I certainly agree with you. I recently joined a group called Canadians Against Prorogation and there are other such groups springing up around the country. To my way of thinking, it would not be as bad if the government had a big majority but here is a man who does not have the backing of a majority in the House of Commons, acting as a dictator. I think he is taking advantage of the fact that the Liberals once again have real leadership problems, and he's feels that Canadians won't turn to the NDP despite the fact that they are the only party with strong leadership. I feel that both Harper and his party deserves to lose the support of all honest Canadians in the next election and would gladly vote for any party or coalition that could give them the boot. Blessings.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 10
No, we here in the US have a perfect government. yeah right. Well seriously, does that happen often? Or is this a first? I think I find it a little scary that they can just shut down parliament like that.