The Canadian government prorogued its parliamentary session this week, effectively killing a proposed Species At Risk bill. The bill would have banned the harassment, harming, or killing of endangered species on federal land, as well as destruction of critical habitat. The move represented the third time the Parliament has tried and failed to pass legislation to protect endangered species. Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark accused the Liberal government of ending the parliamentary session to hide deep divisions in its own ranks, including over the species bill. Fellow Progressive Conservative Parliament Member John Herron said, “This government has not passed a single piece of environmental legislation of their own initiative in a decade.”