The “Canadian Government” has been officially replaced by the “Harper Government” in all federal communications by an order given late last year to public servants.
I now know where “My Canada” has gone. I really want it back because I don’t like where it went. And I am afraid of where it is heading.
Because the prime minister is, in practice, the most politically powerful member of the Canadian government, he or she is sometimes erroneously referred to as Canada's head of state,[n 2] when, in fact, that post is held by the Canadian monarch, represented by the governor general. The prime minister is, instead, the head of government . . . “
Harper is the head of the government, but it is not HIS government. We still have a Parliamentary government, not a personal one.
No matter what Harper may choose to say.