GovernmentIn Canada, there are three levels of government - federal, provincial or territorial and municipal or local. Each level of government has distinct responsibilities, but some responsibilities are shared among levels.
Any Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older may vote in elections. They may also be elected to any level of government. Information on registering to vote is provided by Elections Canada.
Information on our government can also be found in the History & Government section of OntarioImmigration.ca.
- What is a Municipal Government?Municipal governments are cities, towns, villages, counties, districts, or metropolitan regions. This page describes the roles of people within these governments, and what they do for Peterborough residents.
- What is the Provincial Government?The Premier, cabinet ministers, and all other elected members together make up the Legislative Assembly and are called Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP). This section provides information on the Ontario Government.
- What is the Federal Government?Canada is a constitutional monarchy. It has a system of parliamentary government. Parliament has three parts: the Queen, the House of Commons and the Senate.
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