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dc.contributor.advisorKnopff, Rainer
dc.contributor.authorPiersig, Elsa Sophie
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-05T19:59:36Z
dc.date.available2014-06-16T07:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-05
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationPiersig, E. S. (2014). No Confidence in Non-Confidence Votes: Would the New Zealand Confidence Protocol or Constructive Non-Confidence Restore the Canadian Confidence Convention? (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27110en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/1506
dc.description.abstractCanada’s minority governments from 2004-2011 were characterized by hyper-partisanship, constant brinkmanship, and a number of constitutional controversies that raised questions about the state of Canadian constitutional conventions. This led a number of academics to call for constitutional reform, particularly to the confidence convention. Those advocating reform sought an alternative to the Canadian negative non-confidence vote, which typically triggers new elections, and embraced more “constructive” non-confidence votes, which limit the possibility of early elections and promote mid-term transitions. The reformers drew on ideas from New Zealand, whose confidence convention encourages constructive non-confidence votes, and from European countries that require all non-confidence votes to simultaneously select an alternative government. This thesis assesses the merits and difficulties of importing such models into Canada and concludes that New Zealand’s confidence protocol is the preferred choice for Canada.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectCanadian Studies
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectPolitical Science
dc.subject.classificationConstitutional Reformen_US
dc.subject.classificationCanadian Politicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationConstructive Vote of Non-Confidenceen_US
dc.subject.classificationNon-Confidence Voteen_US
dc.subject.classificationEarly Dissolutionen_US
dc.subject.classificationProrogationen_US
dc.subject.classificationFixed Election Legislationen_US
dc.subject.classificationMinority Governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationParliamentary Instabilityen_US
dc.titleNo Confidence in Non-Confidence Votes: Would the New Zealand Confidence Protocol or Constructive Non-Confidence Restore the Canadian Confidence Convention?
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27110
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid2035
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.