Queen's Privy Council for Canada

The Queen's Privy Council for Canada (QPC; French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada)[note 1], sometimes called Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada or simply the Privy Council (PC),[3] is the full group of personal consultants to the monarch of Canada on state and constitutional affairs. Practically, the tenets of responsible government require the sovereign or her viceroy, the governor general of Canada, to almost always follow only that advice tendered by the Cabinet: a committee within the Privy Council composed usually of elected members of Parliament. Those summoned[4] to the QPC are appointed for life by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister of Canada, meaning that the group is composed predominantly of former Cabinet ministers, with some others having been inducted as an honorary gesture. Those in the council are accorded the use of an honorific style and post-nominal letters, as well as various signifiers of precedence.[5]

Queen's Privy Council for Canada
Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada
The Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council building is the seat of the Privy Council
AbbreviationPC
Formation1867
Legal statusNon-executive advisory body
Membership
List of current members
Elizabeth II
Dominic LeBlanc
Janice Charette
Staff
Privy Council Office
Websitecanada.ca/en/privy-council.html