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Swearing-In of Privy Councillors

Information November 29, 2016

Privy councillors are members of The Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, established under the Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly the British North America Act ) to advise the Crown. The Privy Council includes all past and present Cabinet ministers, as well as a number of distinguished persons....

Swearing-In of a Ministry

Information November 29, 2016

The ministry is the executive arm of government that formulates and supervises the carrying out of all government policies. It is composed of members of the Privy Council, who are invited by the prime minister to oversee the administration of government departments or ministries of State, and...

Swearing-In of a Canadian Ministry

Information November 29, 2016

When a new government is formed, the governor general presides over the swearing-in of the prime minister of Canada and members of his Ministry during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. Here is the sequence of events.

The Prime Minister meets with the Governor General...