Contact UsSearch
Click for Search Instructions
Home > Learning Resources > Glossary


The term federal is used in two ways: ‘the federal government’ refers to the national government in Ottawa.  But as an adjective derived from federalism, federal government is a way of dividing government so that there are two spheres of government activity, a national one with responsibility for services which relate to for the whole country, and several regional governments called states or provinces to look after regional concerns.
© 2003 Citizens' Assembly on Electoral ReformSite powered by levelCMSSite Map | Privacy Policy