The Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments (“Advisory Committee”) is a non-partisan committee established to provide the Prime Minister with non-binding recommendations on the selection of Governors General, Lieutenant Governors and Territorial Commissioners.
Constitution of the Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee will consist of the following members:
A representative from the Prime Minister’s office will participate in the Advisory Committee as an observer, without being entitled to vote on recommendations.
Where there are multiple upcoming Lieutenant Governor or Territorial Commissioner vacancies, the Advisory Committee may be constituted in multiple forms (i.e., it may engage in concurrent recommendation processes with the temporary members participating as appropriate).
Advisory Committee terms
The permanent members will serve for terms not exceeding six years, with varying terms among members, as determined by the Prime Minister.
The temporary members will serve for terms not exceeding six months.
Individuals are eligible for reappointment.
The recommendation process will take place in three stages: