The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Experts talking off the cuff

No need to belabor the obvious on this
A leading constitutional expert says it has been more than a century since a federal government was defeated on a stand-alone non-confidence motion.

β€œIt wouldn't have been in the 20th century – it would have to be before,” said Ned Franks, professor emeritus at Queen's University.[Globe and Mail]
but the closest was King's motion in 1926 that Meighen's governement was illegally constituted. Other than that, since confederation, no motion like this has ever been passed. (My earlier summary on the issue)


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