Privy Councillor Oath which is sworn as well as the Oath of Allegiance to the Queen on the day they become Cabinet Ministers:
I, (insert name) , do solemnly and sincerely swear that I shall be a true and faithful servant to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, as a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council for Canada. I will in all things to be treated, debated and resolved in Privy Council, faithfully, honestly and truly declare my mind and my opinion. I shall keep secret all matters committed and revealed to me in this capacity, or that shall be secretly treated of in Council. Generally, in all things I shall do as a faithful and true servant ought to do for Her Majesty. So help me God
Notice that there is nothing in here about doing good for Canadians? It’s 100% about ass-covering.
Question: Given that Julie Couillard is being blamed for the lapse of secrecy concerning confidential government papers left in her residence by Maxine, did Julie Couillard swear to this or did Maxine Bernier? My eyes were somewhere else at the time.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 2:59 PM