Here’s the Governor General’s option, if no party gets a clear majority in election

There is no reason at all for any intervention by the governor general. Indeed, any such intervention would be grossly improper. It is not the business of the governor general to decide who should form the government. It is the business of the newly-elected House of Commons.

Gov.-Gen. David Johnston, pictured here Nov. 4, 2010, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, could be a more popular guy in the next Parliament.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Eugene Forsey

PUBLISHED :Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 11:12 PM

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