Parliament is prorogued.
Or, at least, that is how we should react if we believe the prevailing Ottawa insiders' view.
This is a routine prorogation, not like Prime Minister Harper's aberrant prorogations of 2008 and 2009, the insiders say.
In 2008, the Harper government prorogued to avoid a confidence vote it would have lost mere weeks after an election where it gained seats but still not a majority.
In 2009, the Prime Minister prorogued to avoid hard questions about the conduct of the war in Afghanistan.
As for the current prorogation, well, we are told it is simply what many governments do mid-term. They reset the clock and start over with a new agenda and new Throne Speech.