If you are finding the operation of the Canadian or provincial political systems a tad mysterious, these resources might be of some use:

Canadian Politics on the Web – Thompson-Nelson

Peter Aucoin, Jennifer Smith, and Geoff Dinsdale, Responsible Goverment:  Clarifying Essentials, Dispelling Mythes, and Exploring Change, Canadian Centre for Management Development, 2004.

You might also find the Wikipedia entries on the Government of Canada and Parliament of Canada useful, as well as Politics of Canada, Politics of British Columbia, Politics of Alberta, Canadian Federalism, and Energy Policy in Canada