Libby holding Harper to account

As the NDP House leader, lesbian MP Libby Davies is in charge of her party's day-to-day business in the Commons. The trouble is, it's difficult to do that job when you're effectively shut out of work for two months. On Dec 30, Prime Minister Stephen Harper phoned the Governor General to request prorogation — ending the current session of Parliament — with an eye to a new throne speech on Mar 3 and a budget speech the following day.