A Conversation for The British Privy Council

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Post 1


I think you will find that the members of the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Cabinets (and their respective loyal opposition) could be regarded as Active Members of the Privy Council, and I think the same could be said of the governments of the Royal Dependencies. The Privy Council is NOT a British Institution but a Royal Institution, with members from the many nations of which the Crown is the Chief Executive.

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Post 2


It depends...

Canada has it's own Privy council *http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/PrivyCouncil.asp?lang=E). Australia used to provide members, but stopped in the 1980s apparently. Some New Zealand ministers and judges are still appointed though (http://www.dpmc.govt.nz/honours/overview/honourable_privycouncil.html). Other Commonwealth countries probably get a look in as well, although it's a sod trying to find out. The official website isnt terribly helpful, I have to say...

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Post 3


"Canada has it's own Privy council"
No it does not - it is all one big privy council, what Canada has like the UK is it's own subcommittees. As I said before the Privy Council is not a national institution but a Royal one (as I understand it).

As for Australia I know the PC stopped having Judicial oversight but I thought they still had Privy Councillors, isn't their PM still a RT.Hon?

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