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Encyclopedia > Politics of Manitoba


The Canadian province of Manitoba is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, which operates under the Westminster system of government. The executive branch is formed by the majority party and the party leader is the Premier of Manitoba, the head of government. The head of state is represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, who is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on advice of the Prime Minister of Canada. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 14 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water  (% of total)  Ranked 8th 647... Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba is located in central Winnipeg, at the meeting point of the Wolseley and Fort Rouge ridings. ... The Houses of Parliament in London The Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modeled after that of the United Kingdom system, as used in the Palace of Westminster, the location of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state. ... ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Canada-related stubs | Manitoba premiers ... This is a historical list of the lieutenant governors of Manitoba, a province of Canada. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the head of the Government of Canada. ...

Further information: Monarchy in Manitoba

Manitoba's primary political parties are the social democratic New Democratic Party of Manitoba, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the Liberal Party of Manitoba. Canada is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as the reigning monarch since February 6, 1952. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The New Democratic Party of Manitoba is a social democratic political party in Manitoba, Canada. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) (In French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a Canadian centre-right conservative political party that existed from 1867 to 2003. ... The Manitoba Liberal Party is a political party in Manitoba, Canada. ...

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