Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What does it take for a GG to deny proroguing, beyond this set of outlandish circumstances?



Granting Harper the privilege of proroguing under these circumstances would be tantamount to the usurping of the Governor General’s role, by the Governor General herself, which is as bizarre a concept as the request itself.

6 comments:

MississaugaPeter said...

Her Excellency should take the advice of the last GG to be faced with a minority government...

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2008/12/03/parl-schreyer.html

"He said the legitimacy of the proposed coalition between the Liberals and New Democrats, with the support of the Bloc Québécois, is "unquestionable," because it has been formalized by written agreement.

"We are a parliamentary democracy," Schreyer said. "And governments are elected according to whether or not they have and are able to maintain the confidence of a majority in Parliament. And if we are to remain a parliamentary democracy, then the parliamentary will must not be ignored, nor must it be avoided or evaded.""

FredM said...

"Granting Harper the privilege of proroguing under these circumstances would be tantamount to the usurping of the Governor General’s role, by the Governor General herself, which is as bizarre a concept as the request itself."

About as bizarre as joining a pact with the bloc.

Anonymous said...

"About as bizarre as joining a pact with the bloc."

As bizarre as getting the Bloc to agree to not bring up any proposals for Quebec nationalism for 18 months, and forcing Duceppe to work with the author of the Clarity Act?

CAITI said...

FredM:

Which pact with the Bloc are you referring to:

Stockwell Day's Pact with the Bloc of 2000?

Stephen Harper's Pact with the Bloc of 2004?

Or Dion's and Layton's Pact with the Bloc that actually isn't a Pact with the Bloc in the way the two predecessor pacts were?

Please advise.

Brent Fullard

Hishighness said...

That is the greatest picture of Harper EVER. even better than the Cowboy pic in my opinion.

Nice find.

Dr Mike said...

All she has to do is follow constitutional protocol & make sure government continue to function.

Is proroguing actually functioning or is it as the name suggests a suspension of activity??

A suspension at this time is tantamount to failure on her part & that of the PM.

Kind of brings the income trust debacle to mind doesn`t it.

Dr Mike popovich.