“Responsible Government” means:
The Executive power is “responsible” to the Legislative power. Post-1791, the Executive levied taxes but was req’d to announce them in Throne Speech& gain approval for those tax measures (supply) in the Leg. after hearing the Assembly’s grievances. (280char.)
Full paragraph excerpt from Reversing the Governor General’s Vasectomy
It appears to me that most Canadians have never absorbed what “Responsible Government” means in Canada i.e. the Executive power being responsible to the Legislative power. In post-1791 Constitutional Act (see Back-filling below) colonial days, the Executive levied the taxes but was required to announce its intentions in a Throne Speech and gain approval for those tax measures (supply) in the Legislative Assembly, after hearing the Assembly’s grievances.
Wonder what the Rebellions of 1837-38 were about? (Grade 9-10 history for most)
…… Not delivering on the promises to act on Grievances Before Supply …..