'She was not a clerk'

Peter Russell, a constitutional advisor to Michaelle Jean, says that before she agreed to prorogue Parliament, the Prime Minister committed to return to the House in short order and to do so with a budget that could pass.

This is perhaps the second bit of significant insight to come from one of Ms. Jean’s advisors since that day in December 2008. Last January, Peter Hogg reportedly observed that the coalition’s quick collapse demonstrated that the Governor General had made the correct decision.

To those dots, of course, you can add what the Governor General herself added this week.

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