Government of Quebec

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The Government of Quebec (French: Official Name: Gouvernement du Québec) refers to the provincial government of the province of Quebec. Its powers and structure are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867.

In modern Canadian use, the term "government" refers broadly to the cabinet of the day, elected from the National Assembly of Quebec and the non-political staff within each provincial department or agency – that is, the civil and public services.

The province of Quebec, like all Canadian provinces, is governed by a unicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Quebec, 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 Quebec[edit]

The functions of the Sovereign, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, and known in Quebec as the Queen in Right of Quebec, are exercised by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec. 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 Quebec.

Executive powers[edit]

The executive powers in the province lie with the Premier of Quebec and the cabinet.


The Honourable Pierre Duchesne (2007-)
Portfolio Minister
Premier of Quebec
       Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister responsible for Youth Issues
Philippe Couillard
Deputy Premier of Quebec
      Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
François Gendron
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Élizabeth Larouche
Minister of Culture and Communications Maka Kotto
Minister of Democratic Institutions and Citizen Participation Bernard Drainville
Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports Marie Malavoy
Minister of the Environment Yves-François Blanchet
Minister of Family Nicole Leger
Minister of Finance
      and Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade
Nicolas Marceau
Minister of Health and Social Services Réjean Hébert
Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities Diane De Courcy
Minister of Industrial Politic and Economic Development Elaine Zakaib
Minister of Infrastructure
      and Chair of the Treasury Board
Stéphane Bédard
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Alexandre Cloutier
Minister of International Relations Jean-François Lisée
Minister of Justice Bertrand St-Arnaud
Minister of Labour Agnès Maltais
Minister of Municipal Affairs Sylvain Gaudreault
Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife Martine Ouellet
Minister of Public Health and Youth Protection Veronique Hivon
Minister of Public Security Stephane Bergeron
Minister of Regions Gaétan Lelièvre
Minister of Revenue Nicolas Marceau
Minister of Seniors' Affairs Réjean Hébert
Minister of Superior Education, Research, Sciences and Technologies Pierre Duchesne
Minister of Tourism Pascal Bérubé
Minister for Transport Sylvain Gaudreault
Non-Cabinet Roles
Role Member
President of the PQ Caucus Sylvain Page
Government Whip Marjolain Dufour (2007-)


Regions Minister[edit]

Each of the 17 regions of the province of Quebec has a minister responsible. This minister has the responsibility to represent his region in the cabinet.


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