THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Canada has a federal system of governance. The country consists of 10 provinces and 2 territories, which fall under the authority of the federal government of Canada.
The state became independent in 1867, when Great Britain made Canada its dominion and granted additional powers to its capital. 70 years later, the British government granted Canada autonomy in foreign and domestic policies. However, the Queen of England remains the head of state and appoints the Governor General, on Prime Minister’s advice. The Prime Minister is also referred to as the “Right Honorable” . Currently he is the leader of the Conservative Party.
The Canadian Parliament consists of the Senate and the House of Commons. The Senate members are former politicians, whose main task is to support and advice the Prime Minister on important issues. Each province can choose its Governor to the government but the federal authorities still control natural resources and education issues.