No Discretion: On Prorogation and the Governor General
The prorogation of parliament in 2008 left Canadians - politicians, academics, and the electorate alike - scrambling to figure out the constitutional role of the governor general. Across the country many questions were posed, but they were answered without a thorough historical examination of the practice of prorogation or an analysis of the development of responsible government in the Westminster system. The answers tended to analyze the quality of the prime minister's advice - an issue entirely separate from the constitutional role of the governor general in Canada.. I actually agree with his analysis. Read the article and see what you think.