They were preparing for the Olympics, and despite the fact that in British Columbia, where the games were held, could still keep their legislature open; Dean just felt that his own government was not mentally equipped for multi-tasking.
Suspending Parliament until March 3 allows the government and the country to focus on the Vancouver Olympics and Parliament to refocus on priorities when it returns, says Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government announced yesterday that Parliament would be shut down until March 3, with a budget presented the following day. Parliament was originally scheduled to return on Jan. 25.
Proroguing Parliament allows the government to focus on the Olympic Games and associated issues such as security, foreign dignitaries and preparations, Del Mastro said.
This was quite odd, because Canada has hosted the Olympics before and Parliament remained open.
Poor Dean. He just doesn't get it.
IS THIS REALLY YOUR CANADA? IS DEAN DEL MASTRO REALLY THE BEST CHOICE FOR PETERBOROUGH?