The Canadian Press is reporting that the NDP will be presenting a motion on Wednesday to limit the Prime Ministerial power of prorogation.
After Stephen Harper suspended Parliament in a highly controversial move to quash investigation into the Afghan detainee abuse scandal, the opposition parties have developed various plans to limit the Prime Minister's power.
In the Toronto Star the NDP plan is described:
The NDP leader is to introduce a motion Wednesday spelling out that the prime minister shall not prorogue Parliament for longer than seven days without the consent of a majority of MPs in the Commons.It is reported the first vote on the NDP move could be as early as Thursday, and it is unknown whether the other opposition parties will support it.
The Liberals have developed a more stringent limitation on prorogation but have yet to introduce any motion to the end. That perceived disregard for the urgency of preventing abuses of prorogation could further a current Conservative attack on Michael Ignatieff. Conservatives are claiming the the Liberal Leader, as he isn't in Parliament shortly after denouncing the Prime Minister's suspension of it, has gone and prorogued himself.
The Liberal inaction could be partly due to a focus on holding the government accountable on the Afghan detainee abuse scandal, but it is no excuse for it. Where both the Liberals and the NDP spoke out against Stephen Harper's undisputable abuse of prorogation, it is clear the NDP are the one party to have acted.