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Mike Becomes a Member of the Queen's Privy Council Thursday, 13 September 2012 Mike was sworn into the Queen's Privy Council today, along with Ron Cannan, which enables them to serve on the Priorities and Planning Sub-Committee on Government Administration.

The Queen’s Privy Council for Canada is the group of cabinet ministers, former cabinet ministers and other prominent Canadians appointed to advise the Queen on issues of importance to the country.  This includes both issues of state and constitutional affairs.

The Governor General appoints each privy councillor on the advice of the Prime Minister.  Membership is for life, unless the Governor General withdraws the appointment – again on the Prime Minister’s advice.

To learn more about the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada click here.

To read the news release about the committee click here.

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