When the Bell Tolls for Parliament: Dissolution by Efflux of Time
Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, 11, 2017
16 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last revised: 27 Dec 2018
Date Written: May 26, 2017
This paper will outline the legal process through which parliaments are dissolved and summoned and general elections are called in both Canada and the United Kingdom, explore how a dissolution by efflux of time would be promulgated in Canada, and describe how fixed-date election laws in Canada and the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, 2011 of the United Kingdom affect the Crown's authority over dissolution.
Keywords: Dissolution, Constitutional Conventions, Fixed-Term Parliaments
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