How government works

Learn about the government’s structure, priorities, policies and relations with international, provincial and Aboriginal governments. Get information on how government finances are managed and overseen. Find out how to work with the government and view surplus materiel for sale.

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Structure of government

Learn about the roles of the many people and institutions that constitute Canada’s government, such as Her Majesty the Queen, the Prime Minister, the Governor General, the Cabinet, ministers, and departments and agencies.

Government finances

Get information on how the government manages its finances through the federal budget, planned government spending, and reports on expenses.

Government oversight

Access information, reports and audits about the government’s performance and how it ensures accountability.

Doing business with government

Access grants and financing, find out how to sell to and work with the government, and learn about procurement best practices and security screening.

Government priorities

Learn about current government priorities as outlined in the Economic Action Plan, annual departmental Reports on Plans and Priorities, and the Speech from the Throne.

Justice, laws & regulations

Learn how laws are created, access acts and regulations, and read about the justice system and the courts.

Policies, directives, standards & guidelines

Access all Treasury Board policies and related instruments for organizations across the Government of Canada.

Democracy & elections

Exercise your democratic right by registering to vote. Learn how the government is strengthening accountability through democratic reform.

Government assets & properties

Get information on federal properties and buildings, view surplus materiel for sale, and apply for payment in lieu of real property taxes.

Consultations & feedback

Have your say by participating in government consultations. Find out how to contact the government.

Working with other governments

Learn about the federal government’s relations with international, provincial and Aboriginal governments.

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