Ignoring confidence vote defeat 'would amount to a sort of informal constitutional coup. Essentially that position he’s taking is he’s not the Prime Minister shackled by the will of the people, he’s the elected president of Canada,' says U of O law professor Mendes.
PARLIAMENT HILL – The escalating confrontation between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the opposition leaders over whether Mr. Harper will accept a minority government outcome for his party in the May 2 election could lead to a constitutional “logjam” or even worse if Mr. Harper attempts to ignore or avoid a confidence defeat in the new Parliament, law professors say.
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