III. EXECUTIVE POWER.
9. The Executive Government and Authority of and over
Canada is hereby declared to continue and be vested in the Queen.
10. The Provisions of this Act referring to the
Governor General extend and apply to the Governor General for the
Time being of Canada, or other the Chief Executive Officer or
Administrator for the Time being carrying on the Government of
Canada on behalf and in the Name of the Queen, by whatever Title
he is designated.
11. There shall be a Council to aid and advise in the
Government of Canada, to be styled the Queen's Privy Council for
Canada; and the Persons who are to be Members of that Council
shall be from Time to Time chosen and summoned by the Governor
General and sworn in as Privy Councillors, and Members thereof
may be from Time to Time removed by the Governor General.
12. All Powers, Authorities, and Functions which under
any Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, or of the Parliament
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or of the
Legislature of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Canada, Nova Scotia,
or New Brunswick, are at the Union vested in or exerciseable by
the respective Governors or Lieutenant Governors of those
Provinces, with the Advice, or with the Advice and Consent, of
the respective Executive Councils thereof, or in conjunction with
those Councils, or with any Number of Members thereof, or by
those Governors or Lieutenant Governors individually, shall, as
far as the same continue in existence and capable of being
exercised after the Union in relation to the Government of
Canada, be vested in and exerciseable by the Governor General
with the Advice, or with the Advice and Consent of or in
conjunction with the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, or any
Member thereof, or by the Governor General individually, as the
Case requires, subject nevertheless (except with respect to such
as exist under Acts of Parliament of Great Britain or of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) to
be established or altered by the Parliament of Canada.
13. The provisions of this Act referring to the
Governor General in Council shall be construed as referring to
the Governor General acting by and with the Advice of the Queen's
Privy Council for Canada.
14. It shall be lawful for the Queen, if Her Majesty
thinks fit, to authorize the Governor General from Time to Time
appoint any Person or any Persons jointly or severally to be his
Deputy or Deputies within any Part or Parts of Canada, and in
that Capacity exercise during the Pleasure of the Governor
General such of the Powers, Authorities, and Functions of the
Governor General as the Governor General deems it necessary or
expedient to assign to him or them, subject to any Limitations or
Directions expressed or given by the Queen; but the Appointment
of such a Deputy or Deputies shall not affect the Exercise by the
Governor General himself of any Power, Authority, or Function.
15. The Command-in-Chief of the Land and Naval
Militia, and of all Naval and Military Forces, of and in Canada,
is hereby declared to continue to be vested in the Queen.
16. Until the Queen otherwise directs, the Seat of
Government of Canada shall be Ottawa.
Constitution Act 1867