Governments in Canada are elected by the people they serve. Governments are not above the law. The law applies to governments and the people they serve. There are rules about how governments operate, how they are chosen and how they make decisions.

How Governments Work

Governments must obey the law. They create laws and change laws. There is a process that must be followed to pass or change a law.


Governments are chosen by the citizens of Canada in open elections. There are federal, provincial and municipal elections.

Government Agencies

The Government is involved in the day-to-day activities of people in many ways. Often the Government will create an agency to deal with certain activities. These agencies are created and funded by the Government but there are rules they must follow.

Human Rights

In Saskatchewan people are protected against discrimination on many grounds, such as race, religion or sex. Discrimination means treating someone differently because of something about them.