In Canada’s parliamentary, Crown plays a significant role. Canada is personified in the hands of the Sovereign , while all the members of Canada’s Parliament is needed to swear allegiance to the Queen. That is the main reason why the state, is often referred to simply as “The Crown”.
This article is focused on the Canadian Sovereign. Read the article and build your idea about the government arrangement of the state.
Elections are called and laws are endorsed in the name of the Crown. Without Royal Assent a bill may become a law. Lawfully, It is the Cabinet along with the Prime Minister who are there in the Crown’s council advisers. The Governor General signifies the Sovereign in Canada.
How the system works:
legally, in Canada the Sovereign is the head of state. Simply as the Sovereign’s representative, this Governor General is the Commander-in-Chief of Canada’s armed forces. The Governor General also performs a number of ceremonial functions, which represents Canada in state visits abroad and in other international events. Those persons appointed are generally chosen by the federal Cabinet. These are generally referred to as Governor in Council or Order in Council appointments.
The Queen’s representatives at the provincial level are appointed by the Governor General. They are supposed to execute the same role as the Governor General at the federal level.
Thus the Governor General is responsible for the selection of many official of diplomatic and judicial positions.
On the recommendation of the Prime Minister, It is the queen who is in the charge of electing Governor General of Canada.
So we can say effectually, the Governor General is chosen by the Prime Minister. Its normal span of work period usually holds office for five years, However the terms have been extended to as long as seven years.