Tom Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition and the New Democratic Party of Canada, was sworn in as a member of the Privy Council of Canada at an event at Rideau Hall today.
Mr. Mulcair took the oath before the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, the Clerk of the Privy Council, Wayne Wouters, and members of his family.
The Privy Council, established in the Constitution Act of 1867, is comprised of former and current cabinet ministers as well as a number of distinguished individuals. Members are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the prime minister.
“It is an honour and a privilege for me to become a member of the Privy Council, which gathers together remarkable women and men,” said Mulcair. “As a Privy Councillor, I will continue to pursue my main objective of serving the interests of Canadians.”