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However, Labour MP J. The Conservatives held onto the government through four successful parliamentary votes, including one to censure the previous King government, but they lost a fifth vote. Byng again refused, saying the matter should be settled in Canada, without resort to London.

Byng returned to the United Kingdom, leaving Canada on 30 September a much respected man, despite the political crisis. Meighen circumvented this by advising the appointment to Cabinet of ministers without portfoliowho were not required to run for re-election. The catalyst was a fall fiscal update that included, among other things, a surprise cancelling of the per-vote subsidy that the opposition parties were more reliant on. I forgot my password. After a motion that the House adjourn, put forward by a Progressive member at King’s behest, was subsequently also voted down, King announced that he would accept Fansher’s amendment and secured an adjournment.

Article published July 30, ; last modified January 27, King resigned and informed Parliament he was no longer prime minister. Stevensproposed an amendment to the report which would effectively censure the government and compel it to resign. Meighen asked Byng for a dissolution and an election. This posed a problem for Meighen: Its report, which was presented to the House of Commons, acknowledged that there was widespread fraud in the department but did not specifically criticise the government.


The election was called for 14 September The Speaker of the House ruled the motion out of order, but, on divisionthe members over-ruled the speaker and the Cabinet was defeated again.

University of Toronto Press. In a letter to the Dominion’s monarch, King George Vwhom he represented in Canada as governor general, Byng expressed surprise that the Liberal leader, a staunch nationalisthad requested that Byng consult the Colonial Office in London over the matter. A Progressive MP, W. Wikisource has original text related to this article: Byng instead asked the opposition Conservatives—the largest single party in the House—to form a government under Arthur Meighen.

And the country avoided a coalition government that, in retrospect, was even shakier than it seemed at the time. At the time, if a Member of Parliament was appointed to a cabinet post he had to resign his seat and seek re-election in a by-election.

Constitutional Reform The King-Byng Affair played a role in the Imperial Conference ofwhich began to put legal substance behind the Balfour Report declaration that Britain and the Dominions were constitutionally “equal in status.

King Wins Election The election was called for 14 September Arthur Meighen and his Conservatives formed a minority government. All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from November All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Photo courtesy of George Metcalf Archival Collection. He would go on to win three more elections afterward and lost one in Instead, Harper asked for a prorogation, and Jean agreed to the request.

It clarified the powers of Dominion parliaments and granted the Dominions full legal freedom except in those areas where they chose to remain subordinate. The Liberals were infuriated over this usage of “acting ministers” and were able to get the Progressives to join them in a successful drive to bring down the Conservative minority government, [9] the government losing confidence by only one vote. This further alienated the members of the Progressive Party.


Canada’s Governors General, Their support lasted until 25 Junewhen Parliament defeated a motion to remove censure from a no confidence motion against the King government.

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. Everyone knows a bad reno story.

King–Byng affair – Wikipedia

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Afterthe governor general remained an important figure in Canadian governance as a constitutional watchdog, [1] but the role was shorn of its previous xffair duties.

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According to constitutional convention in the British Empirethe governor general once represented both the affairr in his imperial council and in his Canadian councilbut the fileame had evolved with Byng’s predecessors, the Canadian government, and the Canadian people into a tradition of non-interference in Canadian political affairs on the part of the British government.

The King-Byng Affair played a role in the Imperial Conference ofwhich began to put legal substance behind the Balfour Report declaration that Britain and the Dominions were constitutionally “equal in status.

King-Byng Affair

Mackenzie King was outraged; he railed against Byng for having the gall afdair reject the advice of an elected leader.

Meighen campaigned by accusing the Liberals of corruption and maladministration. It ended with King winning an eventual election, and no governor general ever again publicly refusing the advice of a prime minister.