Presentation on theme: " In order to provide a more efficient way of governing Canada and looking after the needs of her people, our government is divided into three levels:"— Presentation transcript:
Carries out the plans and policies of the government Power to suggest laws Power to enforce, administer, or carry out laws Federal level: made up of the prime minister, the cabinet, and the public service. Provincial level: made up of the premier, the cabinet, and the provincial public service.
Power to make or change laws Also known as “parliament” At the provincial level, the parliament is usually called the legislature or the legislative assembly. Only Ontario refers to its provincial representatives as “MPP” (Member of Provincial Parliament). Most other provinces use the term “MLA” (Member of the Legislative Assembly)
Part of government that deals with the law. In Canada, this branch is separate from the other two branches, ensuring that Parliament and its members are not above the law. The power to interpret laws and the power to punish law breakers. Made up of the courts and judges. They determine if people charged with crimes are guilty or innocent and decide on punishments for those found guilty.