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 Departmental Plans, the mandate letter tracker and the Speech from the Throne, and get the latest on open government.

Government appointments

Learn how appointments are made to agencies, boards, commissions and other bodies, including the Senate.

Treaties, laws and regulations

Access acts and regulations, treaties with indigenous peoples, and international treaties and agreements.

Policies, directives, standards and guidelines

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

Democracy and elections

Exercise your democratic right by registering to vote. Learn how the government is strengthening and protecting democratic institutions.

Federal properties and buildings

Get information on the buildings, docks, dams and other properties we maintain.

Consultations and 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 Indigenous governments.

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