Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Newfoundland and Labrador provincial wordmark

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador refers to the provincial government of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its powers and structure are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867.

Lieutenant-Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

This arrangement began with the 1949 Newfoundland Act,[1] and continued an unbroken line of monarchical government extending back to the late 15th century. However, though Newfoundland and Labrador has a separate government headed by the Queen, as a province, Newfoundland and Labrador is not itself a kingdom.[2]

Government House in St. John's is used both as an official residence by the Lieutenant Governor, as well as the place where the sovereign and other members of the Canadian Royal Family will reside when in Newfoundland and Labrador. The mansion is owned by the sovereign in her capacity as Queen in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, and not as a private individual; the house and other Crown property is held in trust for future rulers and cannot be sold by the monarch except by her Lieutenant Governor with the proper advice and consent from the Executive Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Confederation Building, the seat of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly.
  • Department of Advanced Education and Skills
  • Department of Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Department of Environment and Conservation
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Department of Services NL
  • Department of Health and Community Services
  • Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development
  • Department of Justice and Public Safety
  • Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
  • Department of Transportation and Works
  • Department of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs

See also[edit]


  1. ^ George VI (23 March 1949), Newfoundland Act, 8.1, Ottawa: King's Printer for Canada, retrieved 16 June 2009 
  2. ^ Forsey, Eugene (31 December 1974), "Crown and Cabinet", in Forsey, Eugene, Freedom and Order: Collected Essays, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., ISBN 978-0-7710-9773-7 

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