Computer invasion: a history of automation in canada the king-byng affair the story king accused byng, the queen's representative, of interfering in canadian politics. But mackenzie-king refused to step down and instead hashed out a deal with lord byng that would give arthur meighen an opportunity to be prime minister historically this.
The king-byng affair of 1926 was a complicated constitutional maneouver by prime minister mackenzie king which 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 started with corruption in the customs department which became a scandal when a liberal mp and minister responsible for duties and excise , george boivin, interfered with the incarceration of one of the convicted parties in the corruption case, a moses aziz who had been caught with contraband liquor for a third time which.
The king-byng affair claude bélanger, department of history, marianopolis college politico-constitutional issue which arose in 1926. Because the king-byng affair took place before the 1931 statues of westminister i've presented george v as king george v of the united kingdom goodday 04:25, 1 november 2015 (utc) and it read as though he was a foreigner, when, as canada was a british dominion, he obviously was not the territorial label is irrelevant to the sentence. Other articles where king-byng affair is discussed: balfour report:canada in 1926 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. Facing a non-confidence motion in parliament in 1926, prime minister william lyon mackenzie king asked governor general lord julian byng of vimy to dissolve parliament and call an election byng refused because the motion was still under debate and, instead, requested the opposition form a government under arthur meighen.
That the canadian constitutional crisis known as the king-byng affair led to the statute of westminster 1931, which affected all the dominions in the british empire a record of the entry may be seen at wikipedia:recent additions/2004/august. Byng-king affair in the federal election of october 1925, king-byng affair occurred between governor general julian byng and prime minister william lyon mackenzie king, when liberals won 101 seats and conservatives won 116 in the election.
The king-byng affair was a 1926 canadian constitutional crisis pitting the powers of a prime minister against the powers of a governor general it began when prime minister william lyon mackenzie king asked governor general lord julian byng of vimy to dissolve parliament and call fresh elections. The king–byng affair was a canadian constitutional crisis that occurred in 1926, when the governor general of canada, the lord byng of vimy, refused a request by his prime minister, william lyon mackenzie king, to dissolve parliament and call a general election.
History king-byng affair the king-byng affair was a 1926 canadian constitutional crisis pitting the powers of a prime minister against the powers of a governor general. King–byng affair's wiki: the king–byng affair (sometimes referred to as the king–byng thing, the king–byng wing ding, or the constitutional crisis (1926)) was a canadian constitutional crisis that occurred in 1926, when the governor general of canada, the lord byng of vimy, re.
The king-byng affair in 1925 demonstrated how the political system in canada works when minority governments are elected however the king-byng affair also set another precedent in 1926, king’s minority government became embroiled in a customs scandal (see so called “adscam’s” are not something new. Source: public archives of canada, king papers, governor general byng to william lyon mackenzie, 29 june 1926 the final letter was sent by byng to his boss in london: letter from governor general byng to mr l s amery, the secretary of state for dominion affairs, 30 june 1926.
The king-byng affair was the most controversial use of a governor general's reserve powers until the australian constitutional crisis of 1975 in which the governor-general of australia, john kerr, dismissed prime minister gough whitlam. The king byng affair - canadian histoire paul vincent mackenzie-king would leave this event as one of the most popular prime ministers in canadian history as having served longer than any. Under the circumstances, king was losing the support of the progressives and asked the governor-general, lord byng, to dissolve parliament the governor-general refused shortly after, king presented an order in council dissolving parliament for the governor's signature.