Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Cabinet Minister

Cabinet Minister

A member of Cabinet, chosen by the Prime Minister to head a specific department. (Also referred to as just a Minister.) Usually chosen from among existing members and Senators, Ministers are responsible to Parliament for their official actions and those of their departments. Cabinet Ministers are given the title “Honorable” and membership in the Privy Council for life. That’s what the “PC” in someone’s title means. It’s a pretty exclusive club!