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Government of British Columbia
|Sub Category:||Provincial/Territory Government (Canada)|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
|Summary Information: |
|British Columbia is Canada's westernmost province and covers an area of 95 million hectares, or nine percent of Canada's land mass. There are approximately 4,168,100 people living in the Province of British Columbia.|
The Government of British Columbia is responsible for the provision of education, healthcare, social welfare and roads to the Province of British Columbia and exercises concurrent jurisdiction with the Government of Canada over areas such as taxation, natural resources and agriculture.
The Legislature of British Columbia is headed by a Lieutenant-Governor (the Queen's representative) and consists of 79 Members of the Legislative Assembly, each representing their own constituents. There is only one chamber of parliament. British Columbia's political executive consists of a premier and cabinet.
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