Remember what I said last post about taking anything you hear in the media with a grain or a pound of salt? Well, it will apply to this post, but in a conversation in his comments section with Steve over at Far and Wide, he mentioned suddenly he had just seen on CTV that Bob Fife is reporting that Governor-General Michaelle Jean will refuse any request from Harper to prorogue this session of Parliament due to the circumstances of the situation. In essence, she’d be telling him to face the music of the non-confidence vote next Monday.
Again, this is Bob Fife reporting this.. and where he would have picked up that nugget from is a bit mysterious, since the GG is on tour overseas. But, if this were true, it would be more or less, barring another event, the kiss of death for Harper, as he would surely lose the non-confidence vote next Monday.
Please note that a request to prorogue Parliament to my knowledge has never been refused to be granted by a Governor-General to a Prime Minister – at least not post-1867 anyhow – so that would be even more unprecedented then the G.G allowing a coalition government to try and govern after a minority government fell, if this report ends up being true.