House of Commons Procedure and Practice
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8. The Parliamentary Cycle

“Recall” During a Prorogation

When Parliament is prorogued, the proclamation issued by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister and Cabinet includes a date for the opening of the new session. This date can be changed by means of a further proclamation, resulting not in a recall as such but in an opening of the session at an earlier date than that given in the initial proclamation. The new session commences and is conducted as an ordinary session. [103] It is also possible to prorogue Parliament and end a session by proclamation during an adjournment. [104]  Parliament would then meet for a new session in the normal manner on the date set in the proclamation.

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