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The King-Byng Affair played a role in the Imperial Conference of fileanme, which began to put legal substance behind the Balfour Report declaration that Britain and the Dominions were constitutionally “equal in status. In a letter to the Dominion’s monarch, King George Vwhom he represented in Canada as governor general, Byng expressed surprise that the Liberal leader, a staunch nationalisthad requested that Byng consult the Colonial Office in London over the matter.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Byng granted his request. Biography and Constitutional Evolution. King’s Minority Government The affair began with the 29 October federal election which returned LiberalsConservatives and 28 ProgressivesLabour and Independents to Parliament. The change was agreed to at the Imperial Conference of and came to be king-hyng as a result of the Balfour Declaration of and Statute of Westminster Some authorities have held that Byng was constitutionally obligated to refuse King’s request; for example, Eugene Forsey argued that King’s advice to Byng was “utterly unprecedented” and said further: Meighen thus formed a new Cabinet.
Views Read Edit View history. This further alienated the members of the Progressive Party. The Liberals were infuriated over this usage of “acting ministers” and were able to get the Progressives to kong-byng them in a successful drive to bring down the Conservative minority government,  the government losing confidence by only one vote.
He also sparked one of Canada’s king-nyng constitutional crises. The new House, largely due to the support of the Progressives, backed the minority Liberal government.
The Progressive Party’s support was temporarily retained by the formation of a special committee to investigate the corruption in the customs department.
The Progressives were already distancing themselves from the government because of its failure to transfer control of Alberta ‘s natural resources from the federal government to the province, but in June had saved the government from defeat in a no-confidence motion on the matter. Queen’s Printer for New Zealandretrieved 6 December king-bhng King Wins Election The election was called for 14 September Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to filenaje personal reading list, and access the interactive map.
Byng instead asked the opposition Conservatives—the largest single party in the House—to form a government under Arthur Meighen. Upon returning to power, King’s government sought at an imperial conference to redefine the role of the governor general as a personal representative of the sovereign in his Canadian council and not of the British government the king in his British council.
Meighen subsequently requested qffair dissolution of parliament, which was granted by Byng, and an election was called. Fansher, then proposed that a Royal Commission be combined with the original motion of censure. Retrieved filenam January It clarified the powers of Dominion parliaments and granted the Dominions full legal freedom except in those areas where they chose to remain subordinate.
Instead, Harper asked for a prorogation, and Jean agreed to the request. King ran largely on kkng-byng constitutional issue; what he framed as the interference by a British governor general with the rights of Canadians to govern afrair.
While Meighen and other Conservatives expressed public outrage at what they viewed as a desperate attempt on the part of King to cling to power, some Conservatives were privately relieved by King’s decision; they seriously doubted whether the Tories could convince the Progressives to support a Conservative minority government, were confident that King’s attempt to remain in power would eventually fail, and thought the expected debacle would be so damaging to the Liberals’ reputation that the Conservatives would then be swept into office with a large majority.
It all kicked off with a scandal involving customs officials taking bribes to overlook bootlegged U. At that time, king-bhng dictated tilename the ministers of the Crown drawn from the House of Commons were obliged upon appointment to resign their seats in parliament and run for re-election.
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Nearly a century on, the King-Byng affair of is still considered the mother of all constitutional crises in Canada and the example everyone turns to when serious drama breaks out in Parliament.
The King—Byng affair was a Canadian constitutional crisis that occurred inwhen the Governor General of Canadathe Lord Byng of Vimyrefused a request by his prime ministerWilliam Lyon Mackenzie Kingto dissolve parliament and call a general election. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat Other authorities agreed with King, since, by custom, the Lord Byng of Vimy was obligated to heed the Prime Minister’s request to call the election.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Byng then invited Conservative leader Arthur Meighen to form a government. Arthur Meighen and his Conservatives formed a minority government.
Afterthe governor general remained an important figure in Canadian governance as a constitutional watchdog,  but the role was shorn of its previous imperial duties. The Speaker of the House ruled the motion out of order, but, on divisionthe members over-ruled the speaker and the Cabinet was defeated again.
The Conservatives held onto the government through four successful parliamentary votes, including one to censure the previous King government, but they lost a fifth vote. Construction began next door — and then, they say, the nightmare began. Forsey, The Canadian Encyclopedias. William Lyon Mackenzie King: