Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Confidence Vote

Confidence vote

Confidence vote – This is a major event in politics! Members of Parliament (MPs) must vote on whether they support the government in power, or not. Whether they will place their confidence in said government to govern, or not. If the majority of MPs vote in favor of supporting the government, then what happens? Well, nothing! BUT, if the government fails to get the majority to vote in favor, then the government either resigns or requests that the Governor General dissolve Parliament and give orders for the issuing of election writs, AKA elections! Typically budgets and throne speeches are confidence votes, but the government can apply them to any issue in the House.