In Lawrence Martin's new book: Harperland, we learn that had Stephen Harper not been granted his wish to prorogue Parliament in December of 2008, he would have gone above the head of the Governor General and gone to the Queen.
It's inexcusable that a prime minister would be so ignorant of the Canadian parliamentary system.
The Queen would have done nothing. The Letters Patent state: And We do further authorize and empower Our Governor General to exercise all powers lawfully belonging to Us in respect of summoning, proroguing or dissolving the Parliament of Canada.
The GG had the final say.
He hated that there was someone with more power in this country than he.