Department of Finance o Budget monitors economy o Determines the amount of

Department of finance o budget monitors economy o

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Department of FinanceoBudget, monitors economyoDetermines the amount of money of what the government will spend oAnalysis and advice – most powerful active in the government oPreparing budget tariffs and taxes, borrowing, major federal transfers Comparing Federal and Provincial Executives SimilaritiesoHistorical Development – beginning in the 1960s and 70s federal and provincial cabinets adopted the institutional cabinet – characterized as a formal committee structure, decision making and power sharing, PM as the architect oIdentical Powers5 Ps of powerPM and premiers like the same conventional political powers Prerogative – power of the first ministers, designs cabinet and committees ParliamentParty – have power over party, have the same fortunes of the party, ex. the minister is popular so will the party PatronagePress
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ConventionsoRegional and Gender Balance oMinisterial ResponsibilityDifferencesoProportional Size – comprising only 10% of legislator, cabinets vary in size, oDifferent Types of Ministers oVisibility – more involved, mainly related to smaller scale of governments
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