Wikipedia:WikiProject Governments of Canada

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This WikiProject is about the structure of the Government of Canada. For political parties and politicians, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Political parties and politicians in Canada.

This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the Governments of Canada with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles, which can be discussed at the project's talk page. To add a page to this project, add the {{WikiProject Canada|cangov=Yes}} template to the talk page. To participate, simply add your name at the project member page.


Here is a list of suggested ratings using immigration as an example:


Governments and Ministries

  • Articles of the format 28th Canadian Ministry are about the membership of the ministry and cabinet. It should have a list of all people who were a member of the ministry at any point during it. It should also discuss any controversies about the membership list and interesting facts about the membership (for example, it had many Westerners, it had the first woman, etcetera).
  • Articles of the format Premiership of Stephen Harper should be about the policies of the government and its place within Canadian history. Only split into child articles like Foreign policy of the Harper government if the one article would be too long.
  • Articles of the format Stephen Harper should be mostly biographical, though clearly there will be some policy discussion.

Party colours

The colours used in tables to identify each political party are decided in accociation with WikiProject Political parties and politicians in Canada and are discussed here. The full colour list can be found at Template:Canadian politics/party colours. Templates containing party colours can be found at {{Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal}}, substituting "Liberal" for any other party name. To start a new line in a table with the party colour, use {{Canadian politics/party colours/Liberal/row}}. Note that all names of the historical Conservative Party and Progressive Conservative Party share the same colour, but the modern Conservative party has its own.

First ministers lists

There is a drive to make all of the lists of Canadian premiers match the format used in the list of Prime Ministers of Canada and list of Ontario Premiers. See /first ministers lists to track the progress.

Parliaments and Ministries

See /Parliaments to discuss the layout of all of the pages in the series 1st Canadian Parliament through 39th Canadian Parliament and 1st Canadian Ministry through 28th Canadian Ministry.

Canadian federal election, 2006

Some members are working to cross-reference alphabetical lists of MPs (List of Members of the Canadian House of Commons - A, List of Members of the Canadian House of Commons - B, etc.) against Canadian federal election, 2006 to ensure that all MPs elected for the first time in the current Parliament are listed; also against the various MP categories to ensure that the lists contain no redlinks to MPs who do already have articles at different titles.


{{Infobox Election}} should be added to all federal, provincial and partisan territorial elections (i.e. Yukon from 1978 on). However, the template organization isn't easily adaptable to non-partisan elections such as those in NWT, Nunavut or pre-1978 Yukon. Current status is as follows:

  • Federal: 1984 to present done; 1867 to 1980 still require box.
  • Saskatchewan: only 2007 done.

A test page is available at User:Bearcat/Canadian elections templates, and you can also ask Bearcat for further assistance if needed.

For provincial or territorial elections, just input the province or territory name in the "country" field. This works fine with no further adjustments required.

Active members

Note: Members are also encouraged to participate in other workgroups of WikiProject Canada that might interest you.

  1. Arctic.gnome (talk · contribs)
  2. Bearcat (talk · contribs)
  3. Genius101 Wizard (talk · contribs) Gonna try to help a bit
  4. Graham11 (talk · contribs)
  5. JulieSpaulding (talk · contribs) - Already updated some of the most recent district results.
  6. The Fwanksta (talk · contribs) Canadian politics student, hopefully will be able to help with things here and there.
  7. Sethpt (talk · contribs)
  8. AlfredRennie (talk · contribs) Interested in Asian-Canadian history, but happy to help with any historic research.
  9. UIExpert (talk · contribs) Interested in Employment Insurance, Federal Transfer to Provinces and Equalization


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  • Bourinot, John George; Thomas Barnard Flint (2008), Parliamentary Procedure and Practice in the Dominion of Canada (4th ed.), ISBN 9781584778813
  • Coucill, Irma (2005). Canada's Prime Ministers, Governors General and Fathers of Confederation. Pembroke Publishers. ISBN 1551381850.
  • Dawson, R. MacGregor; Dawson, WF (1989). Norman Ward, ed. Democratic Government in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0802067034. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  • Edwin, Joseph; Crawford Munro (1889), The Constitution of Canada (Full text), Cambridge University Press
  • Stevenson, Garth (2004). Unfulfilled union: Canadian federalism and national unity (4th ed.). McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN 0-7735-2744-3.
  • Johnson, David (2006), Thinking government: public sector management in Canada (2nd ed.), Broadview Press, ISBN 1551117797
  • Hale, Geoffrey; Geoffrey E. Hale (2006), Uneasy partnership: the politics of business and government in Canada, Broadview Press, ISBN 9781551115047
  • Malcolmson, Patrick; Richard Myers (2009), The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada (4th ed.), University of Toronto Press, ISBN 9781442600478
  • Morton, Frederick Lee (2002), Law, politics, and the judicial process in Canada, Frederick Lee, ISBN 1552380467
  • Roy, Jeffrey (2006), E-government in Canada: transformation for the digital age, University of Ottawa Press, ISBN 9780776606170
  • Roy, Jeffrey (2007), Business and government in Canada, University of Ottawa Press, ISBN 9780776606583
  • Stevenson, Garth (2004). Unfulfilled union: Canadian federalism and national unity (4th ed.). McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN 0773527443.


  • Bickerton, James (2009), Canadian Politics, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 9781442601215
  • Courtney, John C; David E. Smith (2010), The Oxford handbook of Canadian politics, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195335354
  • Clément, Dominique (2009), Canada's Rights Revolution: Social Movements and Social Change, 1937-82, Univ of British Columbia Press, ISBN 9780774814805
  • Hale, Geoffrey E (2002), The politics of taxation in Canada, Broadview Press, ISBN 1551113007
  • Hill, Tony L (2002), Canadian politics, riding by riding, Prospect Park Press, ISBN 0972343601
  • Lightbody, James (2006), City politics, Canada, Broadview Press, ISBN 1551117533
  • Macdonald, Douglas (2007), Business and environmental politics in Canada, : Broadview Press, ISBN 9781551112770
  • Morton, Frederick Lee (2002), Law, politics, and the judicial process in Canada, Frederick Lee, ISBN 1552380467
  • Newman, Stephen L (2004), Constitutional politics in Canada and the United States, State University of New York Press, ISBN 0791459373
  • Patten, Steve (2006), The Chrétien legacy: politics and public policy in Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN 0773530959
  • Trimble, Linda; Jane Arscott (2008), Still Counting: Women in Politics Across Canada, Univ of Toronto Press
  • Wiseman, Nelson (2007), In search of Canadian political culture, niv of British Columbia Prres, ISBN 9780774813884
    • Katherine Fierlbeck, Political Thought in Canada: An Intellectual History, Broadview Press, 2006
    • Ian McKay, Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History, Between the Lines, 2006


  • Bousfield, Arthur; Toffoli, Gary (2002). Fifty Years the Queen. Toronto: Dundurn Press. ISBN 1-55002-360-8.
  • Bousfield, Arthur; Toffoli, Gary (1991). Royal Observations: Canadians and Royalty. Hamilton: Dundurn Press. ISBN 1550020765.
  • Coates, Colin (2006). Majesty In Canada: Essays On The Role of Royalty. Hamilton: Dundurn Press. ISBN 1550025864.
  • Nock, David (2006). With good intentions : Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal relations in colonial Canada. University of British Columbia Press. ISBN 9780774811385.
  • Vaughan, Frederick (2004). Canadian Federalist Experiment: From Defiant Monarchy to Reluctant Republic. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN 0773525378.

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