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.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Read the biography of the Queen of Canada, access official portraits, and find out how you can meet a member of the Royal Family.

Governor General of Canada

Learn about His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and the role he plays as the Queen’s representative in Canada.

Prime Minister

Learn about the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, the leader of the party in power and the Head of Government.


Access a list of the Cabinet members who make decisions about the government’s priorities and policies, the legislation that will be presented to Parliament, and how the government collects and spends money.


Find a Government of Canada minister.


Learn about Canada’s Parliament, the Senate, the House of Commons, and how Canadians govern themselves.

Departments and agencies

Access a list of all Government of Canada departments and agencies.

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