The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada) is the primary minister of the Crown, chairman of the Cabinet, and thus Canada's head of government, charged with advising the Canadian monarch or Governor General of Canada on the exercise of the executive powers vested in them by the constitution. Not outlined in any constitutional document, the office exists only as per long-established convention (originating in Canada's former colonial power, the United Kingdom) that stipulates the monarch's representative, the governor general, must select as prime minister the person most likely to command the confidence of the elected House of Commons; this individual is typically the leader of the political party that holds the largest number of seats in that chamber.
Harry Turtledove has fictionalized the Canadian Prime Ministry on occasion.
With the arrival of the Krolp and their military domination of the planet, the United States was reduced to a rump state that ran among the Rocky Mountains and the Wasatch Range, combined with a small part of Canada. The offices of President of the United States and Prime Minister of Canada were combined in one person. The office also became hereditary. The last duly elected president-prime minister was Harris Moffatt I. His lineage continued to rule the rump U.S. and Canada until the reign of his grandson Harris Moffatt III from the de facto capital of Grand Junction, Colorado. However, with the final defeat of the rump nation, 50 years after the Krolp arrived, both offices were abolished and Harris Moffatt III was forced into exile in the Krolp's North American capital of St. Louis.
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