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UPDATED - Attention Parliament: You're (officially) prorogued - and now recalled for Oct 16!

Courtesy of the Canada Gazette, the full text of the proclamation of prorogation, as "caused" by Queen Elizabeth "with the advice of our Prime Minister of Canada," and witnessed by "right trusty and well-beloved" Governor General David Johnston, which is directed to 'our Beloved and Faithful Senators and the Members elected to serve in the House of Commons and to all those to whom these presents may in any way concern":  

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

To our Beloved and Faithful Senators of Canada, and the Members elected to serve in the House of Commons of Canada, and to all to whom these Presents may in any way concern,

Greeting:

WILLIAM PENTNEY

Deputy Attorney General

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas We have thought fit, by and with the advice of Our Prime Minister of Canada, to prorogue the present Parliament of Canada;

And whereas the adjournment of the Senate and the House of Commons renders impossible the announcement to both Houses;

Now know you that, We do for that end publish this Our Royal Proclamation and do hereby prorogue the said Parliament to Wednesday the sixteenth day of October, 2013.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused this Our Proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this thirteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-second year of Our Reign.

By Command,
JOHN KNUBLEY
Deputy Registrar General of Canada

UPDATED - The official notice of eventual recall, which "commands and enjoins" all parliamentarians -- as well as "all others interested in this behalf" -- to return to Ottawa at 4:30 pm on October 16th for "the dispatch of business," which was also posted to the Canada Gazette website yesterday:

A PROCLAMATION

Whereas Our Parliament of Canada stands prorogued to October 16, 2013;

Now know you that We, by and with the advice of Our Prime Minister of Canada, do command and enjoin each of you and all others interested in this behalf to appear in person, on Wednesday, the sixteenth day of October, 2013, at four-thirty in the afternoon, at Our City of Ottawa, for the DISPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude on those things that Our Parliament of Canada may, by the Grace of God, ordain.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused this Our Proclamation to be published and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this thirteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen and in the sixty-second year of Our Reign.

By Command,

JOHN KNUBLEY

Deputy Registrar General of Canada

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN 




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