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Encyclopedia > Clerk of the Privy Council

The Clerk of the Privy Council is the senior civil servant in the government and the Secretary to the Canadian Cabinet. The Clerk of the Privy Council Clerk operates as the Prime Minister of Canada's Deputy Minister and provides impartial advice to the Prime Minister and is in charge of the Privy Council Office. As Secretary to the Cabinet, the Clerk of the Privy Council provides impartial advice to the Ministry and oversees the advice and policy support given to Cabinet and its committees. As Head of the Public Service, the Clerk is responsible for other deputy ministers and the provision of non_partisan, expert advice to the government as a whole.


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The Swearing-In of Privy Councillors (412 words)
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.
Ministers are privy councillors who, by convention, are members of the House of Commons or the Senate, or who are in the process of being elected to a seat.
The Clerk of the Privy Council administers the Oath of the Members of the Privy Council as well as the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Office to a minister-designate.
Review of the Responsibilities and Accountabilities of Ministers and Senior Officials - Meeting the Expectations of ... (2919 words)
Accordingly, the clerk, with the assistance of Privy Council Office staff, supports the work—and the accountability to Parliament—of the prime minister and is himself or herself accountable to the prime minister.
Deputy ministers are accountable to the prime minister through the clerk of the Privy Council for their support to their ministers in a way that is consistent with the agenda and direction of the government as a whole.
Assessing the performance of deputy ministers and the consequences for performance is the responsibility of the clerk of the Privy Council as the chair of the Committee of Senior Officials (COSO).
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