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Georgia Straight: Prorogation showed participatory democracy is needed in Canada

April 13th, 2010 - I remember those heady days of January. The prorogation. The protests. Canadians were furious over the actions of Harper and the situation in Ottawa, and decided to take action. 

Over 2,000 people took to the streets in Vancouver alone. But the passage of time took the teeth out of the issue, especially as it drew nearer to the resumption of Parliament. Once the MPs were back in their seats and the prorogation was over, why care? It would be like getting upset that the sun rose that morning. 

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