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The Government of Canada is the federal democratic administration of Canada. The roles of the many people and institutions that constitute Canada's government are:
The Prime Minister of Canada is head of the Canadian government and the leader of the Canadian federal political party electing the most members to the Canadian House of Commons during a general election. The Prime Minister has the responsibility to select the members that form the rest of the Cabinet.
In the 2015 federal election, the Liberal Party under current Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau's, leadership returned to prominence with its best showing since the 2000 election, winning 39.5 percent of the popular vote and 184 seats, thus regaining a majority of seats in the House of Commons.
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Alberta is divided into 87 different constituencies. The candidate who wins the most number of votes in each constituency becomes the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for that district. Key positions that make up the Alberta Government are:
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The Premier of Alberta is the head of government for the province. When elected, the Premier represents the leader of the party who wins the majority vote throughout all ridings.
The history of Alberta's government has been long-served by Alberta's Progressive Conservatives for the last 43 years. For the first time in Alberta's history, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), Rachel Notley led the party to a majority vote winning over 53 ridings in the 2015 provincial election. Rachel Notley has served as the MLA for Edmonton-Strathacona since 2008, where she was re-elected in 2012.
The 2013-2017 Calgary City Council was sworn in on October 28, 2013. Calgary City Council consists of the Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi and 14 Councillors representing separate divisions or districts, called wards.
The current members of Calgary City Council broken down by ward are:
For more information about Calgary City Council, visit City of Calgary.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi is currently serving his second term as Calgary's 36th mayor. Under his leadership, Calgary experienced many positive changes in regards to building better communties, keeping Calgarians moving, and transforming government. Mayor Nenshi has been an active spokesperson for the Be Part of the Energy Campaign, travelling to both the East and West coasts to share the Calgary story.
As a result of his visionary leadership of how a city should plan for its future, Mayor Nenshi was named the winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Mayor Nenshi is also extremely active and engaged on social media. Follow him on Twitter for a taste of life in Calgary right from the Mayor himself!