The Provisional Government of Assiniboia was established as a representative government, because its members were elected. The government was responsible in that the executive council to the President was made up of members of the assembly (as opposed to appointed without having been elected). If confederation with Canada had not been achieved, conceivably the government would have demonstrated that it was fully responsible by calling for new elections in order to see a new president and executive council installed, chosen from among members of a new legislative assembly. At that point, it is possible that political parties would have formed, resulting in the majority and minority division in the legislative assembly that was typical of governments in North America.