Please stay on topic

Conservative MP Terence Young conducts pre-budget consultations in Oakville.

Young and his staff members kept the meeting firmly focused on budget issues, despite attempts by several members of the audience to question him about the decision of the government to prorogue Parliament. Questions on the topic were quickly cut off, with questioners told to make an appointment to talk to Young about the issue at another time.

“Somehow this issue has become really huge and I’m not really sure why except there wasn’t much else going on,” Young said, describing prorogation as “a normal administrative tool” used by prime ministers, including former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.