In the current economic crisis which Stephen Harper has likened in potential scale to the Great Depression and in light of a recent election, it would be irresponsible of the Governor-General to dissolve parliament at this time if the current ministry is defeated because of its unwillingness to bend to the will of the House of Commons.
It is clear that the current ministry does not intend, or is not intellectully able, to introduce the measures necessary to diminish the impact of the coming recession. In fact, the Harper government seems to be so fully occupied with cheap political gamesmanship that cooperation in the current session appears highly unlikely.
And yet the Liberal minority government led by Lester Pearson was one of the most fruitful legislative periods in Canadian history.
Its time for regime change.