Mr. Wayne G. Wouters was appointed Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet by the Prime Minister on July 1st, 2009.
The Clerk of the Privy Council is the most senior non-political official in the Government of Canada, and provides professional, non-partisan support to the Prime Minister on all policy and operational issues that may affect the government. The Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet also has particular responsibilities with respect to:
- ensuring the continuity of government between successive administrations;
- keeping custody of the records of previous administrations; and
- enabling the government of the day to understand and recognize the established conventions of Canada's constitutional monarchy.
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