Presentation on theme: "Canada’s Government Big Shots ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES."— Presentation transcript:
Canada’s Government Big Shots ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Queen Head of state All laws must start with “Her Majesty” Plays a role in our traditions
Queen Queen Elizabeth II (b.1926) The constitutional monarch of: 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms Head of the 54 member Commonwealth of Nations The British monarch, Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Head of State
Governor General of Canada Queen’s representative in Canada Oversees the opening of parliamentary sessions Welcomes foreign dignitaries Gives medals and awards
Governor General David Johnston The 28th Governor General of Canada PM Stephen Harper announced on July 8, 2010 that Her Majesty The Queen had graciously agreed to the appointment of David Johnston as the 28th Governor General of Canada..
Prime Minister Represents all Canadians on the international scene Works with Premiers to make changes that benefit all Canadians Recommends senators and federal judges Leads government Leads his/her political party
Stephen Harper The 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada Leader of the Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Calgary Southwest (ALB) In office from Feb 2006