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King-Byng affair, 1926

King-Byng affair, 1926

a question of responsible government

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Published by Copp Clark Pub. Co. in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Byng, Julian Hedworth George Byng, -- Viscount, -- 1862-1935,
  • King, William Lyon Mackenzie, -- 1874-1950.,
  • Constitutional history -- Canada.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 1914-1945

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited and selected by Roger Graham.
    SeriesIssues in Canadian history
    ContributionsGraham, Roger.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJL65 1967 .G7
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 140 p. --
    Number of Pages140
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19277985M


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Other articles where King-Byng Affair is discussed: Balfour Report: Canada in in the King-Byng Affair, in which Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King challenged the powers of Governor General Julian Byng in the context of a heated federal election campaign.

It revolved around Byng’s refusal to honour King’s request that he dissolve Parliament and call for fresh. The King-Byng Affair was a Canadian constitutional crisis pitting the powers King-Byng affair a prime minister against the powers of a governor general.

It began when Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King asked Governor General Lord King-Byng affair Byng of 1926 book to dissolve Parliament and call fresh elections. Byng refused. InPrime Minister Mackenzie King wanted to call an election to spare his scandal-gripped government an embarrassing vote in Parliament.

He asked. The King-Byng Affair King-Byng affair January 17th, at pm - by Kit Sauder The King-Byng Affair was a 1926 book constitutional crisis which occurred in between the then Prime Minister Mackenzie King and the Governor General Viscount Byng of Vimy.

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1926 book King-Byng Affair, A Author: Roger Graham. The King-Byng Affair. Claude Bélanger, Department of History, Marianopolis College. Politico-constitutional issue which arose in The background to the affair is complex in nature and involves three separate questions: 1) the issue of.

The King-Byng Affair, Liberal Prime Minister Mackenzie King came to office in with a weak majority government King-Byng affair that held the confidence of most of the members of the House of Commons, but whose control fluctuated with defections and by-elections and, at times, could be defeated if all the opposing parties voted against it).

J letter in which the Prime Minister announced his resignation. Letter requesting resolution to the King–Byng Affair William Lyon Mackenzie King Changing Perspectives in Canadian History: Selected Problems ed.

by K. MacKirdy, J. Moir, Y. Zoltvany, and: Search for a Nation: French-English Relations in Canada Since by Janet Kerr Morchain, and: 1926 book King-Byng Affair, A Question of Responsible Government ed.

by Roger Graham, and: The French Canadians, –; Conquered?Half-Conquered. What 1926 book was the King-Byng affair crisis known as the King-Byng affair, As John Duffy noted when he profiled the campaign in his book Fights of Our Lives, “For many reform-minded electors, the three-day 1926 book government of had shown that the hated Tories had a King-Byng affair at power as long as the Liberals and Progressives remained.

The King/Byng Affair is what happened when the Monarch’s representative didn’t get the memo that the Dominion Parliament had the same powers and privileges as the British Parliament and that he didn’t get to decide what’s best for the troublesome colonials.

It started with. The King-Byng affair of 1926 book a complicated constitutional maneouver by Prime Minister Mackenzie King King-Byng affair involved the Governor General, Julian Byng.

Byng had been the British general in charge of the Canadians at Vimy Ridge during the First World War. The King–Byng Affair, a Canadian constitutional crisis occurred in and King-Byng affair sparked King-Byng affair the Governor General of Canada Lord Byng of Vimy, refused a request by the Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, to dissolve parliament and subsequently 1926 book a general election.

He was Governor General 1926 book Canada from to and 1926 book became involved in the contretemps with Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King which became known as the ‘King-Byng Affair’. This unsatisfactory situation managed to reinforce the view that Byng already had of politicians, born of his wartime experience, ultimately he did not trust.

Byng of Vimy, general and governor general by Jeffery Williams (Book); The King-Byng affair, a question of responsible government by Roger Graham (Book); Up the stream of time by Evelyn Moreton Byng of Vimy (Book).

The King–Byng Affair was a Canadian constitutional crisis that occurred in when the Governor General of Canada, Lord Byng of Vimy, refused a request by the Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, to dissolve parliament and call a general election.

There are other intriguing parallels with the King-Byng affair of in our current political crisis (Is History About To Repeat Itself. -- May 16).Author: HAROLD CHORNEY. William Lyon Mackenzie King OM CMG PC (Decem – J ), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the s through the s.

He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada in, and He is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War () when he mobilized Born: DecemBerlin, Ontario, Canada. June 3, (Thursday). The best-selling British book The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion in the Year – by Cleone Knox, supposedly an eighteenth-century diary unearthed and published for the first time inwas exposed as a en King-Hall, the young daughter of Admiral Sir George Fowler King-Hall, was revealed to be the real author.

Letter requesting resolution to the King-Byng Affair, letter by William Lyon Mackenzie King announcing his resignation Canada Gazette Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee: Canada, The Viscount Byng of Vimy Page 1 of 5 _____ In he found himself the central figure in an explosive constitutional issue in what came to be colloquially known as the King-Byng Affair.

Prime Minister Mackenzie King, carrying on in the House with the aid of the Progressive party. The British were disappointed with King's response. After the King-Byng Affair, King went to the Imperial Conference of and argued for greater autonomy of the Dominions. This resulted in the Balfour Declarationwhich announced the equal status of all members of the British Commonwealth (as it was known then), including Britain.

PROHIBITION IN THE 20S AND 30S sparking the King-Byng Affair of Untilpeople had to have a permit book (in which to record Author: Julia Biris.

Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, GCB GCMG MVO (11 September – 6 June ) was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation. Known to friends as "Bungo", he was born to a noble family at Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, England, and educated at Eton College, along with his : Julian Hedworth George Byng, 11.

The Governor General's course of action in what came to be colloquially known as the King-Byng Affair remains debated, though the consensus amongst constitutional historians is that Byng's moves were appropriate in the circumstances that came to be in the summer of The King-Byng Affair.

The Lord Byng (), who served as governor general from towas the last GG to openly defy a prime minister. In he fired Prime Minister Mackenzie King () after King attempted to call an election that Byng considered unwarranted.

The unprecedented move caused considerable public outrage, and to this day Canadian scholars still debate as to. Dropping the writ is the informal term for a procedure in some parliamentary government systems, where the head of government (that is the prime minister, premier or chief minister, as the case may be) goes to the head of state and formally advises him or her to dissolve parliament.

By convention, the head of state grants the request and issues writs of election for new members of parliament. "Toronto's Amazons": militarised femininity and gender construction in the Great War / by Kori Street. FC S77 B The enemy alien problem in Canada, Histoire des canadiens du Michigan et du comté d'Essex, Ontario / Author: Télesphore Saint-Pierre.

The book of the Union Government: a record and souvenir of / by J. Castell Hopkins. -- FC U5 H66 The King-Byng affair, a question of responsible government / edited and selected by Roger Graham.

William Lyon Mackenzie King, prime minister of Canada –26, –30 and –48 (born 17 December in Berlin [], ON; died 22 July in Kingsmere, QC [near Ottawa, ON]).Leader of the Liberal Partyand prime minister for almost 22 of those years, King was the dominant political figure in an era of major changes.

As Canada’s longest-serving prime minister, King steered. This new Canadian history can be seen at its most Whiggish, however, when it discusses a event known as the King/Byng affair. To understand this it would be helpful to define the basic difference between Tories and Whigs under the Westminster system.

A Tory and a Whig can both support the system of parliamentary monarchy. -In after election, King needed Progressives support to stay in power however failed.-King asked G.G.

to call a vote but refused by Byng.-Byng was eventually forced to call the election-In the campaign, King appealed people by saying that what Byng did was not democratic at all since the PM is elected by led to winning of the election.

The Natural Governing Party: The King Years Borden departed the prime minister’s office in Julyhaving governed Canada through what is arguably the most dramatic decade in its history. Borden was the author of some of that drama, to be sure, but he never had to defend his record at the polls outside of : John Douglas Belshaw.

The book should also open the eyes of people to questions and issues that go far beyond the well-known examples of the King-Byng affair in Canada in and the Whitlam dismissal in Australia in Our constitutional conventions have become cramped and distorted due to our obsession with the details of a limited number of incidents.

Series: Vol 34 No 1 (Spring) These are the articles published in Volume 34 Issue 1. Originally released in Spring Professors Franks and Russell invoked the King-Byng Affair ofwhich involved dissolution and not prorogation, Categories Book Review Tags Gary Levy.

For instance, both Professor Peter Hogg, one of the foremost experts on the Canadian constitution, and Professor Franks have invoked the King-Byng Affair of as a point of reference for their views on the Harper-Jean prorogation ofwhen in reality, if anything, the point of reference must surely be the Macdonald-Dufferin prorogation.

The last time there was such interest in the Crown was more than 60 years ago, with the fallout from the King-Byng Affair—a fiery constitutional scandal that erupted when governor general. What followed was the constitutional crisis known as the King-Byng affair, which one usually needs a scorecard to follow.

In the midst of procedural mayhem, Conservative leader Arthur Meighen assumed power for three days before falling to another non-confidence vote and being granted the dissolution of parliament that Governor General Lord Byng.