The 180 | Sep 20, 2013 | 8:05

Do we even need the legislature to sit?

The Parliament is prorogued in Ottawa. The provincial legislature is not returning for a fall session in B.C. So do politicians need to get together to get the people's business done? We hear from Maclean's Aaron Wherry.

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