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Anti-prorogation campaign gaining momentum

The Canwest News Service reports that, “Support is rapidly growing for an anti-prorogation campaign, led by an online group frustrated by the government’s second suspension of Parliament in as many years.”

“In one week, the group’s website has gathered more than 113,000 members…”

“The Facebook group called Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament was founded by Christopher White, a graduate student at the University of Alberta. ‘We’re asking our MPs for one simple thing: get back to work,’ White said. His site contains a letter sent to members of parliament, asking them to ignore Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s prorogation and return to work as scheduled.”

“The plan appears to be working. Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced Friday that Liberal MPs and senators will disregard the prorogation and will be in the House of Commons on Jan. 25.”

“An EKOS poll released Thursday found that Canadians are nearly twice as likely to oppose the prorogation than support it. Another poll, done by Angus Reid, found that 38 per cent of Canadians believe that Harper is using the prorogation to curtail the Afghan detainee inquiry.”

“A multi-city anti-prorogation rally is planned for Jan. 23, two days before parliamentarians were originally scheduled to be back at work.”

For more on this, please go to the front-page of the Council of Canadians website at www.canadians.org.

The Ottawa Citizen report is at http://www.ottawacitizen.com/mobile/story.html?id=2424100.