Government of Prince Edward Island
|Meeting place||Province House|
|Main body||Executive Council|
|Head of Government||Premier|
|Viceregal Representative||Lieutenant Governor|
In modern Canadian use, the term "government" referred broadly to the cabinet of the day (formally the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island), elected from the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island and the non-political staff within each provincial department or agency – that is, the civil service.
The Province of Prince Edward Island is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, 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 Prince Edward Island
The functions of the Sovereign, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, and known in this province (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 Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, in consultation with the Premier of Prince Edward Island.
- Department of Agriculture and Forestry
- Department of Community Services and Seniors
- Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
- Department of Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs
- Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development
- Department of Health and Wellness
- Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning
- Department of Tourism and Culture
- Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
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