While the other parties gather for their weekly closed-door caucus confabs, the PM has summoned reporters to the Conservative inner sanctum to chronicle his opening remarks, which will almost certainly involve the words "jobs," "growth" and "long-term prosperity," but, alas for those luckless scribes, virtually nothing that could be described, even tactfully, as news.
(What can I say -- I'm playing a hunch here.)
No questions will, alas/of course, be permitted, and as soon as the final round of applause has faded, the media will be gently, but firmly, escorted from the room. (To be fair (and balanced), it should be pointed out that this is precisely the same protocol followed by all parties when arranging such extended photo ops.)
Once the Chamber re-opens for regular parliamentary business this afternoon -- and after the usual storm and fury of a post-caucus Question Period -- MPs are scheduled to resume consideration of a raft of undoubtedly doomed amendments to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's bid to speed up the deportation process.
Given its appearance on the Notice Paper
, it seems that the government may soon be ready to unveil the so-called "royal baby bill" to update the rules of succession, which, as CBC.ca colleague Janyce McGregor explains in detail here
, could spark a constitutional debate -- or, at the very least, a lively conversatio
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