On October 13, the current sitting of the Quebec National Assembly was prorogued. The prorogation period coincides with a planned break. The reason the Premier gave for prorogation was that the Assembly needs to start afresh with a new “opening address” on October 19.
Announcing the prorogation in a press release on October 7, Premier François Legault said:
“This will mark the beginning of a new parliamentary session and will be an opportunity to prepare Quebec for the post-pandemic period.” [More]
The inauguration of a new session of the National Assembly of Quebec ushers in the election year. The next general election in Quebec is scheduled for October 3, 2022 under the Act to amend the Election Act for the purpose of establishing fixed-date elections. The Act provides that the Premier retains his prerogative to call the election earlier if he wishes, but the government is using the prorogation to strengthen its domination over the other cartel parties by controlling the agenda until the October election date. [More]