in the context of this report and unless otherwise specified, "Ministers" refers specifically to the Ministers representing Environment Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Alberta Environmental Protection and the Northwest Territories Department of Renewable Resources
the heads of executive departments in British government
The Premier, as the Governor's principal adviser and as chief Minister, allocates each of the Ministers cabinet or portfolio responsibilities, and they manage or set government and/or departmental policy.
These people are chosen by the Premier, usually from members of a governing party; they are responsible for government departments and the administration of these departments. They also defend their proposed legislation (bills). See also cabinet ministers.