A Spring Federal election?


Goober
#1
A Spring Federal election?
Well we have a fixed election date???? Or do we??
With the Duffy trial coming many have stated that the revelations will hurt the Conservative Party - Harper.
So how would Harper plan a vote of Non Confidence to spring, pun intended an early election.


Very simple.
Present the Budget - chock full of goodies and state clearly - All Conservative MP's will not vote on the Budget.
This will pass or fall based upon the Oppositions votes.
It is up to the Opposition Parties to decide if we pass this budget or go to an election.
 
Corduroy
#2
Or Harper could just call an election whenever he felt like it.
 
Goober
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Or Harper could just call an election whenever he felt like it.

But he would need a reason, and a very good one to bypass the law he passed.
 
Corduroy
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post

But he would need a reason, and a very good one to bypass the law he passed.

He's did it before and a court challenge found he was well within his powers to do so and no one could stop him.
 
Goober
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

He's did it before and a court challenge found he was well within his powers to do so and no one could stop him.

Is it this one or the earlier one?

Canadian federal election, 2011 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
he 2011 Canadian federal election (formally the 41st Canadian general election) was held Monday, May 2, 2011, to elect members to the House of Commons of the 41st Canadian Parliament.

The writs of election for the 2011 election were issued by Governor General David Johnston on March 26. Prime Minister Stephen Harper advised the Governor General to dissolve parliament after the House of Commons passed a motion of non-confidence against the government, finding it to be in contempt of parliament. A few days before, the three opposition parties had rejected the government's proposed budget.[1]

Fixed election dates in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This situation was illustrated by the dissolution of parliament at Harper's request on September 7, 2008. This led Democracy Watch to initiate proceedings in federal court against the Crown-in-Council, the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Governor General of Canada, challenging the decision to call an election prior to the fixed election date. Judge Michel M.J. Shore dismissed the matter, saying the applicants who launched the suit "do not demonstrate a proper understanding of the separation of powers," since "[t]he remedy for the applicant's contention is not for the Federal Court to decide, but rather one of the count of the ballot box".[8] The court effectively found that the fixed election dates were not binding on the prime minister or legally enforceable by the courts.

With elections being held in October 2008 (after an early election call) and May 2011 (after a vote of non-confidence), no parliament has yet reached its maximum life. The election of a majority government in the May 2, 2011, general election makes it probable that the date of the next general election will be determined by the fixed-date section of the Canada Elections Act.[9][10][11] This would cause the next election to be on October 19, 2015.
 
Corduroy
#6
It was the one earlier.
 
Goober
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

It was the one earlier.

Getting older and bad memory. From what i did read the Act is unenforceable? Your thoughts are?
 
Corduroy
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The power to call an election is constitutional. Only a change to the constitution can remove that right.
 
Goober
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

The power to call an election is constitutional. Only a change to the constitution can remove that right.

Thanks. But it would be a way of pinning the opposition.
 

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