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Provincial Government

Government at the provincial level consists of the Premier and cabinet ministers.  Like their federal counterparts, the Premier and ministers are almost always from the same political party, the one with the most elected members in the Legislative Assembly.

The Premier, cabinet ministers, and all other elected members together make up the Legislative Assembly and are called Members of the Legislative Assembly or MLAs, while the Legislature is the Legislative Assembly together with the Lieutenant Governor.  The provinces' areas of responsibility, defined in the Constitution Act, 1867, include health, child welfare, municipal government, highways, labour, property and civil rights, and education.

  

   

   

   

   

  

   

   

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Voices of Politics
Children speak with Roy Romanow about the different responsibilities provincial governments have.
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Reprinted from Teacher's Guide to the Alberta Legislature, 1993 with permission from the Legislative Assembly Office.


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