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The Department of Justice fulfills three distinctive roles within the Government of Canada. It acts as: a policy department with broad responsibilities for overseeing all matters relating to the administration of justice that fall within the federal domain; a provider of legal advisory, litigation and legislative services to government departments and agencies; and a central agency responsible for supporting the Minister in advising Cabinet on all legal matters.
This page provides an alphabetical listing of links to Government of Canada Departments, Agencies, Crown Corporations, Special Operating Agencies and various affiliated organizations.
Elections Canada is the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. Related keywords: Federal government departments (80)
The Federal Court is Canada's national trial court which hears and decides legal disputes arising in the federal domain, including claims against the Government of Canada, civil suits in federally-regulated areas and challenges to the decisions of federal tribunals. Its authority derives primarily from the Federal Courts Act.
The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) is an independent body working to protect and inform consumers of financial products and services (such as banking, credit cards, loans, savings and insurance), and to coordinate activities that contribute to strengthening Canadians’ financial literacy.
DFAIT's overall objective is to defend and promote Canada’s interests throughout the world. Spanning politics, commerce, societal concerns and consular functions, DFAIT deals with issues ranging from trade negotiation to the environment to disarmament to peace brokering, and much more. In short, DFAIT deals with any global issue that can affect Canada and which the federal government has deemed a priority.
The mandate of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country's international trade and to lead Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.
This web page from the Labour Program of the government of Canada contains information on the following: workplace safety; prevention; workkers compensation; ; compliance policy; and mental health in the workplace.
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. Site sections include: Consumer product safety; Drugs and health products; Drugs and health products; Environmental and workplace health; First Nations and Inuit health; Food and nutrition; Health care system; Health concerns; Healthy living; Science and research.