|What do Canadian cities do?|
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With three levels of government in Canada it can be hard to keep track of who does what. Below is a chart of the roles of cities, provinces and the federal government.
There are some roles that belong only to the Federal government including: money and banking, international and interprovincial/territorial trade, airlines and railways, telecommunications and broadcasting, foreign affairs and international assistance, defence and veterans affairs, border security employment insurance and criminal law.
|Roles and Responsibilities in Canada
Federal (F), Provincial (P), Municipal (M)
|Administration of justice|
|Arts and culture facilities/events|
|Emergency medical services|
|Health care *|
(animal, building, business)
|Municipal streets and roads|
|Parks and recreation|
|Pensions/income support *|
|Post-secondary education, training and research|
|Primary and secondary education|
|Social assistance and social
|Waste and recycling services|
|Water and wastewater|
|"our cities, our future" Addressing the fiscal imbalance in Canada's cities today, Big City Mayors' Caucus, June 2006|
|* provided by some municipalities|
311 Toronto is the public information and referral service for the City of Toronto. This service operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Phone within Toronto city limits: 311
Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
This guide is prepared for information purposes only. Reference should always be made to the relevant legislation and regulations.
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