Government of Manitoba

The powers and structure of the provincial Government of Manitoba (French: Gouvernement du Manitoba) are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867.

Government of Manitoba
Gouvernement du Manitoba
Provincial government
Coat of arms of Manitoba
Formation15 July 1870; 152 years ago (1870-07-15)
Founding documentConstitution Act, 1867
Manitoba Act,1870
Province Manitoba
Country Canada
Vice-regal representativeLieutenant Governor
SeatGovernment House
LegislatureManitoba Legislature
Meeting placeLegislative Building
Head of governmentPremier
AppointerLieutenant Governor
Main organExecutive Council
Departments19 departments
CourtCourt of Appeal
SeatLaw Courts Building, Winnipeg

In modern Canadian use, the term "government" referred broadly to the cabinet of the day (formally the Executive Council of Manitoba), elected from the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the non-political staff within each provincial department or agency – that is, the civil service.

The Province of Manitoba is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, which operates in the Westminster system of 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 ManitobaEdit

The functions of the Sovereign, Charles III, King of Canada, known in Manitoba as the King in Right of Manitoba, are exercised by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, in consultation with the Premier of Manitoba.


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  • Advanced Education and Training
  • Agriculture
  • Consumer Protection and Government Services
  • Economic Development, Investment and Trade
  • Education and Early Childhood Learning
  • Environment and Climate
  • Families
    • Francophone Affairs
    • Status of Women
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Justice
  • Labour and Immigration
  • Mental Health and Community Wellness
  • Municipal Relations
  • Natural Resources and Northern Development
  • Public Service Commission
  • Seniors and Long term Care
  • Sport, Culture and Heritage
  • Transportation and Infrastructure

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Departments". Government of Manitoba. Retrieved September 25, 2021.

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