Monday, November 28, 2005

Interesting Parliamentary Factoid

James over at Bowie's Call presents an interesting factoid about the upcoming confidence vote.

Ed [Broadbent w]ill be defeating his third minority Parliament today. I believe that this may be more than any Canadian in Parliamentary history.

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He defeated the '72 Trudeau government, the '79 Clark government, and now he'll defeat the '05 Martin government.
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2 comments:

Shane said...

Go Ed!

Anonymous said...

Long-time CCF/NDP MP Stanley Knowles voted down minority governments in 1957, 1963, 1965, 1974 and 1979. He was also an MP at the time of the 1968 election, but if I recall correctly, Trudeau called that election on his own, as opposed to losing a vote in the Commons.

Quite a few other CCF/NDP MPs from that era were part of the fall of 3 or 4 minority governments.