The Prime Minister is not Canada’s President
STOP talking about Trudeau as if he’s Canada’s president.
- Trudeau’s signature (like Harper’s before him!) is not binding to the country. Only the Governor General’s signature - or, if he’s sick, the Deputy Governor General.
- Trudeau is not able to issue executive orders.
- Trudeau is only arguably a part of the Executive branch, because of the advisory role the Privy Council has to the Governor General. The actual power of the Executive branch - Senate and judicial appointments, signing bills into law, calling elections, etc - rests with the Governor General.
- Trudeau can’t go to war. Parliament has to vote on it, and then the Governor General signs off.
- Trudeau can’t ratify treaties. That’s Parliament’s job.
Seriously people, the Canadian PM has way less power than the American prez. If you want to be informed participants in our democracy learn some basic civics.