Who's in charge of Canada?
Who’s in charge of Canada?
Who’s in charge of Canada?
Is it the Prime Minister? The Governor General? The Queen? Canada's Head of State may be symbolic, but symbolic of what? Desmond Cole and Andray Domise start with the basics. 
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Who’s in charge of Canada?