'Nonsense:' Experts weigh in on Scheer's claims about who can form government - 2019-10-19

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F49.png 'Nonsense:' Experts weigh in on Scheer's claims about who can form government October 19, 2019, Joan Bryden, Canadian Press, National Post

OTTAWA — Experts on Canada's parliamentary system say Andrew Scheer should know better than to erroneously contend that whoever wins the most seats on Monday gets to form the government.

The Conservative leader was, after all, Speaker of the House of Commons for almost five years and, as such, should be well aware that the only rule that matters is who can command the confidence of the majority of MPs — whether they be all from one party, or from a multitude of partisan affiliations.

"It lowers him in my esteem and maybe the esteem of other people because I'm sure he knows he's wrong," said political science professor Peter Russell, who helped advise Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean in 2008, when she had to navigate an attempt by three opposition parties to form a coalition to replace Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government.

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