I am not sure if this is the right question for this site. I asked a similar question in WordReference.com which resulted in this query (I have modified my question).
This is how I want to word it:
In view of such problems, the federal government in 1918 introduced the Employment Offices Coordination Act and subsequently created the Employment Service of Canada (ESC).
Question: Is it correct to say the Federal government introduced the Act and created the department of ESC?
The book (No Fault of Their Own, James Struthers, 1983) that I am using as reference uses different terms:
"The Union government developed two [one of which is that Act] programs..."
"Through it [ESC] Ottawa established a link with the nation's labour markets..."
"Like much of the Union government's subsequent legislation in housing, education..., the ESC was financed through conditional grants. Ottawa provided subsidy of $150,000..."
"The Dominion authorities were not willing to acept full responsibility..."
"the creation of ESC was an evidence of federal commitment to tackling unemployment..."
To me it seems they are terms used to refer to Ottawa and that it might be okay to use federal government.
Others suggested that Canada's federal government does not pass/enact Acts. Acts/Bills receive royal assent (they are correct). Here is my earlier effort: https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/tthe-federal-government-enacted-the-employment-offices-coordination-act.3493606/
They suggested the following sentence:
The Employment Offices Coordination Act was introduced/received royal assent/was passed in 1918.
But it did not work for me as it doesn't say who was responsible in creating the Act. I am trying to say that the federal government responded to some problems with this Act.