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Leading Canada

Choosing a Cabinet

One of the first things a new prime minister must do is choose a Cabinet, the team of people who help him or her make decisions and run the federal government. These people are usually Members of Parliament, but are sometimes senators.


Key Word

  • federal:
    • Having to do with the government of all of Canada - not provincial governments or other levels of government.

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