The Government of Manitoba (French: Gouvernement du Manitoba) refers to the provincial government of the province of Manitoba. Its powers and structure are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867.

In modern Canadian use, the term "government" referred broadly to the cabinet of the day (formally the Executive Council of Manitoba), elected from the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and the non-political staff within each provincial department or agency – that is, the civil service.

The Province of Manitoba is governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, which operates in the Westminster system of government. The political party that wins the largest number of seats in the legislature normally forms the government, and the party's leader becomes premier of the province, i.e., the head of the government.

Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba

The functions of the Sovereign, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, and known in this province (Manitoba) as the Queen in Right of Manitoba, are exercised by the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, in consultation with the Premier of Manitoba.


  • Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration
  • Agriculture and Resource Development
  • Central Services
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Crown Services
  • Conservation and Climate
  • Education
  • Economic Development and Jobs
  • Families
    • Francophone Affairs
  • Finance
  • Health and Seniors Care
  • Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations
  • Infrastructure
  • Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Justice
  • Legislative and Public Affairs
  • Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery
  • Municipal Relations
  • Sport, Culture and Heritage
    • Status of Women


See also


  1. ^ Toolkit, Web Experience. "Departments". Retrieved 2021-09-25.

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