The Canadian Press checks Mr. Harper’s understanding of the constitution.
A government must have the confidence of the House of Commons in order to remain legitimate. But if Harper’s Conservatives have the most seats on May 3, they still need the support of the majority of the House of Commons in order to form government.If Harper loses that confidence, there are two choices, explains Russell. He can ask the Governor General to hold another election. Or the Governor General can look for another option among the other parties.