TORONTO—The prospect of no party winning a majority in this year’s election is real. What may happen after the election is critical because the Conservatives and the opposition parties staked out conflicting positions regarding the proper role of the Governor General in the 2008 imbroglio over the prorogation of Parliament. The rules determining who should govern in another minority Parliament are as contentious as was the prorogation affair; constitutional authorities differ on the discretionary powers of the Governor General and many believe the office ought not to be put in another awkward and politically charged position.
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