Liberals Asked to Look at Reinstating Vice-Regal Appointments Board

OTTAWA—Senior officials advising Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have pressed him gently to rethink how the Liberals have been making vice−regal appointments.

Under the Conservatives, there had been an advisory committee to offer up names for the governor general and provincial lieutenant−governors.

The list wasnt binding, but former prime minister Stephen Harper used this process to pick David Johnston to represent the Queen in 2010.

A memo provided to Trudeau shortly after the Liberals won re−election last fall notes the advisory committee hasnt met since 2015.

The task of coming up with candidates for vice−regal appointments—including Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, who was named in 2017—has been left with the Prime Ministers Office and its bureaucratic arm, the Privy Council Office.

The memo, which The Canadian Press obtaineRead More – Source