Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland looks for a seat as Minister of Finance Bill Morneaua and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wait for a session of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic to begin in the Chamber of the House of Commons in Ottawa, Wednesday May 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Parliament prorogued till Sept. 23, says PM Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he asked Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to prorogue Parliament until late next month.

He says Parliament will return Sept. 23, which is two days after the House of Commons was initially scheduled to resume sitting.

The Liberal government will then deliver a speech from the throne.

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