In this thread, I asked why the Canadian Governor-General, Michaëlle Jean, decided to grant Stephen Harper’s egregious request for the prorogation of parliament. I mean, she could have said no.
Spaz responded to my question, saying:
As for why, maybe she felt that given the economic situation that a newly elected government who faught [sic] an election in which the voters knew the economic climate, should at least be allowed to table a budget. And if it falls then, then it falls. Maybe we’ll find out in her memoirs one day.
But…the other day I was explaining the whole Governor-General thing to a co-worker and told her about how the GG has the power to veto legislation but never uses it. I’m now wondering whether the prorogation deal is a similar sort of phenomenon, that is to say, the GG could deny a Prime Minister’s request, but dare not deny it, lest she seem to be overriding the will of the people as expressed in the actions of the PM.