Sequence of Events of the Swearing-In Ceremony of Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister and Cabinet

OTTAWA—The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to share the details regarding the transfer of power and the swearing-in ceremony of Mr. Justin Trudeau as Canada’s 23rd prime minister and members of the 29th Canadian ministry (Cabinet) taking place in the Rideau Hall Ballroom, on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. (EST).

The ceremony will be broadcast live on television and online at Follow the conversation and updates on the swearing-in ceremony on the Governor General’s social media accounts GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall, and also by using #PM23 and #SwearingIn.


10_steps_en Swearing In CeremonyNote that prior to the swearing-in ceremony, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper will meet privately with the Governor General at Rideau Hall to formally resign as prime minister of Canada. 

For more information on the swearing-in of a new ministry, the swearing-in of privy councillors, the official oaths and the Great Seal of Canada, visit