Provincial Government in Canada: Organization, Institutions & Issues

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Mar 4, 2009

Canada’s provinces are an integral layer of the nation’s governmental system. Under Canada’s Constitution, provincial governments have many key powers and jurisdictions, such as the provision of fundamental social services (for example, health, education and welfare), control over civil and property rights, and power over local government. This article explores provincial government in Canada, focusing on the key topics of the provinces as a level of government; provincial political, financial and administrative institutions; and issues and debates in provincial government.

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Senate Reform in Manitoba -- The Case for a "Weighted Districts" Model

By Jared Wesley on Mar 1, 2009

In response to a series of reforms proposed by Prime Minister Harper, the Government of Manitoba is investigating new ways of selecting provincial representatives in the Senate of Canada. As part of this process, the Manitoba Government just completed a series of public consultations, during which I recommended the province adopt a "Weighted-District-Election" model for selecting Senators-in-waiting... 

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Lessons Lost?: Mantioba's Coalitions

By Jared Wesley on Dec 4, 2008

We've heard a lot about Canada's limited experience with coalition governments in the past week.  Engaged citizens today are as familiar as ever with the 1917 Union Government, the 1925-26 King-Byng Affair, and the Ontario episode in 1985.  One prominent example of Canadian coalition government has been lost in all of the talk, however.  And there are important lessons to be learned from it.

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Almanac: Jon Gerrard

Find an in-depth biography of Jon Gerrard, Leader of the Liberal Party of Manitoba and provincial representative for River Heights.Read More »

Almanac: Hugh McFadyen

Find an in-depth biography of Hugh McFadyen, leader of the Official Opposition and Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. McFadyen is also the Member of the Legislative Assembly for constituency of Fort Whyte.Read More »

Almanac: Gary Doer

Find a detailed biography of Gary Doer, Premier and Leader of the New Democratic Party of Manitoba. Doer is also the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Concordia.Read More »

2007 Manitoba General Election

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jun 1, 2007

On May 22, 2007, Manitobans re-elected the New Democratic Party and Premier Gary Doer to a majority government.

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Almanac: Manitoba Election Info

Find provincial election information and links to important background information on provincial elections in Manitoba.

2007 Election Results & Current Party Standings


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<th scope="col">2007</th>
<th scope="col">Voter %</th>
<th scope="col">Current</th>

New Democratic Party 36

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2003 Manitoba General Election

Feature by Jay Makarenko || Jun 1, 2003


p>On June 3, 2003, Manitoba voters re-elected Premier Gary Doer and the New Democratic Party to a majority government.

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