Canadian Secretary to the Queen
The Canadian Secretary to the Queen (French: Secrétaire canadien de la Reine) is the senior operational member of the Royal Household of Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, being the principal channel of communication between the monarch and her Canadian government, provincial governments, and the governments of the fifteen other Commonwealth realms, as well as managing the monarch's other correspondence in the Canadian context and drafting speeches the Queen will deliver. Additionally, the secretary chairs, ex-officio, the Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments and holds responsibility for the official programme of tours of Canada by members of the Royal Family.
Secretaries to the Queen
- 1959 – 1986: Howard Graham
- 1989 – 1991: John Crosbie Perlin
- 1993 – 2005: Maurice Gaston Cloutier
- 1 April 2009 –: Kevin S. MacLeod
- Secretary to the Governor General of Canada
- Private Secretary to the Sovereign
- Principal Secretary (Canada)
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- "Office of the Registrar General: Appointments" (PDF). Canada Gazette (Ottawa: Queen's Printer for Canada) 132 (16): 851. 18 April 1998. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
- "PM announces the appointment of Kevin MacLeod as Canadian Secretary to the Queen" (Press release). Office of the Prime Minister. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2009.
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