Executive assembly relations in Canada
The executive branch is composed of Prime Minister, Ministers, Cabinet, Privy Council, Governor in Council as well as the administration. Under the broad Prime Minister’s authority, the Cabinet holds the actual executive power. Once the Prime Minister is officially elected by the Governor General, he then chooses Ministers who compose the Cabinet while the Governor General appoints them under his instructions. Ministers are normally the Member of Parliament who belongs to the party in authority (Wrong 215). On the other hand, the federal Cabinet is composed of almost thirty Ministers whereby most of them are appointed to be in charge of different departments and every one become responsible, accountable and answerable for his/her own department to the House of Commons. However, not all times every minister is given either mandate to be in charge of a department or Ministers of State, therefore those without are given authority to rule specific department sections or particular ministry that is not a fully fledged department (Baldwin 34).
The Privy Council is made up of all Minister of the Cabinet who include former Minister of the Cabinet who are usually member always together with Canada’s Chief Justice and also both the former Chief Justice and Speakers belonging to House of Commons. Besides, several other well-known citizens can be appointed to be members basically as a mark of respect. The Cabinet is normally the operating body of the Council. The Council’s Governor is fundamentally the Governor General who acts in accordance to the Cabinet’s directions. Lastly, the administration is composed of both the public servants who are in charge of differing departments, and people given responsibility of different agencies created by Parliament acts to execute, enforce as well as introduce laws. Each Minister heads one department of the federal government (Cyr 84).
Baldwin Nicholas. Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies. United Kingdom: Psychology Press. 2006. Print.
Cyr Hugo. Canadian Federalism and Treaty Powers: Organic Constitutionalism at Work. New York: Peter Lang. 2009. Print
Wrong George. The relations of the legislature to the executive power in Canada. JSTOR, 1 February, 2011. Web. 26 February, 2014.