Government of Canada

The framework of political institutions by means of which the state carries on its executive, judicial, legislative, and administrative functions. In Canada, the term “government” includes the governor general, Cabinet, individual ministers, and the thousands of public servants within all departments of government. Also included are certain Crown corporations and agencies that are not within the formal governmental structure but are subject to a high degree of ministerial control, and thus are deemed to be “agents” of the Crown.