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Nov. 28th, 2005 @ 07:26 pm Random bits of Canadian history
This is the first time in history that the government has fallen on a pure vote of no-confidence. The other times the government has fallen (4 previous) it was either done on a budget vote, or on a Throne Speech.

"That this House has lost confidence in the government"
Who does she think she is?
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From:grinningskull
Date:November 29th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
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Funny. I was always under the impression that a minority government could not fall unless they first lost a vote in the house.

IE: lose a budget vote which then causes a vote of non-confidence.

I was actually under the impresstion that a straight up vote of non-confidence was not legal. And that "loss of confidence" was indicated by the loss of a legitmate vote within the house, which then lead to a vote of non-confidence.

Alas, it seems I am not correct.

...I hate elections.
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From:neeroc
Date:November 29th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
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This is the first time an actual vote of no confidence has taken place in Canada. The other times minorities fell, they were defeated on budgets or Throne speeches. I'm still trying to get my head around how this vote was different from the one in May, and why the one in May wasn't a 'real' non-confidence vote.
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From:radiostace
Date:November 29th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
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But, what about Joe Clark? Wasn't he turfed after a vote of non-confidence too? (I was young when he was PM)
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From:neeroc
Date:November 29th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
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The motion of non-confidence that lost him the election was a vote on a budget bill. I think that they are always treated as confidence votes.
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