The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada: An Expose

MacDonald, Nicholas A. and James W.J. Bowden. "The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada: An Exposé.” Constitutional Forum Constitutionnel 20, No. 1 (17 October 2011): 33-39

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Nicholas MacDonald

Carleton University

James Bowden

Parks Canada; Carleton University

Date Written: October 30, 2011

Abstract

This article introduces the Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada, particularly its guidelines on the formation of governments, the crown’s reserve powers on dissolution and prorogation, and the principle of restraint. It will conclude that scholars looking to create a new "Canadian cabinet manual" need to take this document from 1968 into consideration.

Keywords: constitutional conventions, cabinet manual, reserve powers, responsible government

Suggested Citation

MacDonald, Nicholas and Bowden, James, The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada: An Expose (October 30, 2011). MacDonald, Nicholas A. and James W.J. Bowden. "The Manual of Official Procedure of the Government of Canada: An Exposé.” Constitutional Forum Constitutionnel 20, No. 1 (17 October 2011): 33-39, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2347528 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2347528

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