Nearly a century on, the King-Byng affair of is still considered the mother of all constitutional crises in Canada and the example everyone. In it, journalist Bruce Hutchison explains quite succinctly the complex series of events known as the King-Byng affair (also called by some – the King-Byng Wing . Instead, Byng invited the opposition Conservatives to replace King’s Liberals as the The CBC’s Peter Gzowski surveys the effect of the Star-Kist affair on.
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The King-Byng crisis of 1926 is still paying it forward nearly a century later
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Accessed 31 December Canada’s Governors General, At that time, convention dictated that the ministers of the Crown drawn from the House of Commons were obliged upon appointment to resign their seats in parliament and run for re-election. A Affxir MP, W.
Wikisource has original text related to this article: William Lyon Mackenzie King: Your Excellency will recall that in our recent conversations relative to dissolution I have on each occasion suggested to Your Excellency, as I have again urged this morning, that having regard to the possible very serious consequences afffair a refusal of the advice of your First Minister to dissolve parliament you should, before definitely deciding on this step, cable the Secretary of State for the Dominions asking the British Government, from whom you have come to Canada under instructions, what, in the opinion of the Secretary of State for the Dominions, your course should be in the event of the Prime Minister presenting kingbyng with an Order-in-Council having reference to dissolution.
Britain was interfering in the affairs of a sovereign: This government lasted only three days, however, before it lost a vote in the House of Commons and an election had to be called after all.
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The Conservatives held onto the government kinng-byng four successful parliamentary votes, including one to censure the previous King government, but they lost a fifth vote. He would go on to win three more elections afterward and lost one in If the Governor-General had granted the request, he would have become an accomplice in a flagrant act of contempt for Parliament.
Queen’s Printer for New Zealandretrieved 6 December It started out as a laserdisc in and the CD-ROM version has been used in schools across the country. Strictly speaking, this was not a coalition government affalr, as the Progressives were not given any Cabinet seats and were thus not a part of the government. In other languages Add links.
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Forsey Updated by Jon Tattrie. Mackenzie King won a majority government. This was the king-bynb digital, multimedia history of Canada. James Douglas Gold Rush Fever In the United Kingdom inthe Lascelles Principles expressed the relevant constitutional conventions in the matter, in which the King-Byng controversy served as one of the underlying precedents.
On 30 October, King visited Byng after consulting with the rest of Cabinet and informed the Governor General that his government would continue until parliament decided otherwise. This online, public domain site is the fifth edition of the project.
The King-Byng crisis of is still paying it forward nearly a century later. Views Read Edit View history. Article published July 30, ; last modified January 27, Upon returning to power, King’s government sought at an imperial conference to redefine the role of the governor general as a personal representative of the sovereign in his Canadian council and not of the British government the king in his British council.
Byng then invited Conservative leader Arthur Meighen to form a government. The Governor General and the Prime Ministers: This posed a problem for Meighen: Byng returned to the United Kingdom, leaving Canada on 30 September a much respected man, despite the political crisis.
The affair began with the 29 October federal election which returned LiberalsConservatives and 28 ProgressivesLabour and Independents to Parliament. King resigned over the issue, and Byng called on the opposition leader, Arthur Meighan, to form a government. The governing party has less than half the seats in parliament.