What Are Your Representatives Responsible For?
In Canada, there are three levels of government. Each level of government has different responsibilities for issues that affect Canadians.
- The Federal government is responsible for national issues including, but not limited to, citizenship and immigration, national security and foreign affairs.
- Provincial and territorial governments are responsible for things that more closely impact our day-to-day lives, including healthcare, education, and other essential infrastructure such as broadband, public transportation and highways.
- Municipal (city) and other “local” governments are responsible for local matters, such as firefighting, police, street lighting, noise and nuisance, local planning and sometimes city-level transportation systems.