- Government of Prince Edward Island
The Government of Prince Edward Island refers to the provincial government of the province of
Prince Edward Island. Its powers and structure are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867.
In modern Canadian use, the term "government" referred broadly to the cabinet of the day, elected from the
Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Islandand the non-political staff within each provincial department or agency – that is, the civil service.
The Province of
Prince Edward Islandis governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, which operates in the Westminster systemof government. The political party that wins the largest number of seats in the legislature normally forms the government, and the party's leader becomes premier of the province, i.e., the head of the government.
Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island
The functions of the Sovereign, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, and known in Prince Edward Island as the Queen in Right of Prince Edward Island, are exercised by the
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General of Canadaon the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, in consultation with the Premier of Prince Edward Island.
Politics of Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island general election, 2007
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