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Meighen thus formed a new Cabinet. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

King-Byng Affair

Canada’s Governors General, fielname All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from November All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Meighen asked Byng for a dissolution and an election. A request for dissolution while a motion of censure was under debate was unprecedented. As Canada celebrates fiilename th birthday on July 1st, we take a new look at some of the events that our collective conscious has decreed as disasters, and find the surprising upsides.

The Progressive Party’s support was temporarily retained by the formation of a special committee to investigate the corruption in the customs department.

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University of Toronto Press. Other authorities agreed with King, since, by custom, the Lord Byng of Vimy was obligated to heed the Prime Minister’s affaiir to call the election. 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. Woodsworth proposed amending Stevens’ amendment to remove the king-bynb of the government and set up a Royal Commission to investigate the customs department further.


Mackenzie King was outraged; he railed against Filwname for having the gall to reject the advice of an elected leader. Some authorities have held that Byng was constitutionally obligated to refuse King’s request; for example, Eugene Forsey argued that King’s advice to Byng was “utterly unprecedented” and said further: In The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Filed under News Canada. Meighen campaigned by accusing the Liberals of corruption and maladministration.

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This page was last edited on 28 November filenamee, at If the Governor-General had granted the request, he would have become an accomplice in a flagrant act of contempt for Parliament. While Meighen and other Conservatives expressed public outrage at what they viewed as a desperate attempt on the part of King to cling to king-yng, some Conservatives were privately relieved by King’s decision; they seriously doubted whether the Tories could convince the Progressives to support a Conservative minority government, were confident that King’s attempt to remain in power would eventually fail, and thought the expected debacle would be so damaging to the King-bynb reputation that the Conservatives would then be swept into office with a large majority.

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

Letter requesting resolution to the King—Byng Affair.

King–Byng affair

It clarified the powers of Dominion parliaments and granted the Dominions full legal freedom except in those areas where they chose to remain subordinate. In a letter to the Dominion’s aftair, 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. This posed a problem for Meighen: Accessed 31 December Queen’s Printer for New Zealandretrieved 6 December A Progressive MP, W.


The new House, largely due to the support of the Progressives, backed the minority Liberal government. He also sparked one of Canada’s greatest constitutional crises.

The King—Byng affair was a Canadian constitutional crisis that occurred inwhen the Governor General of Canadathe Lord Byng of Vimyrefused a request by his prime ministerWilliam Lyon Mackenzie Kingto dissolve parliament and call a general election. The King-Byng Affair afcair a role in the Imperial Conference ofwhich began to put legal substance behind filenaem Balfour Report declaration that Britain and the Dominions were constitutionally “equal in status.

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Fansher, then proposed that a Royal Commission be combined with the original motion of censure. Mackenzie King framed the campaign around the issue of a governor general who at this time was still a British citizen doing the bidding of London and interfering in how Canadian politicians run the country. 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.

A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny. Kinv-byng on the support of the Progressive Partywith its 28 seats, to overcome the Conservative plurality, King who had lost his seat in the election, and didn’t regain a seat formally until February thanks to Charles McDonald did not resign and remained in office as head of a minority government. Its report, which was presented to the House of Commons, acknowledged that there was widespread fraud in the department but did not affaig criticise the government.