Role of Local Government

Find information on the nature and role of local government in your community.

Municipal government is the third level or tier of government, typically responsible for matters such as writing, implementing, and enforcing local bylaws and policies, issuing licenses and permits, and delivering utilities, such as water.

By comparison, the Government of Canada (federal government) is usually responsible for matters that have broad national impact, such as setting and enforcing health care policy, or defence and foreign policy issues — matters that may or may not directly impact the Town of Coalhurst. Meanwhile, the Government of Alberta (provincial government) is responsible for areas including the delivery of health care services, education, and other social services.

MP:  Jim Hillyer
255 – 8 Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 4Y1
Phone:  403-320-0070
Fax:  403-380-4026
Ottawa Office:
610 La Promenade Building
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6
Phone:  613-996-0633
Fax:  613-995-5752
Jim.Hillyer@parl.gc.ca

MLA:  Ian Donovan
PO Box 231
111 Carman Street
Carmangay, AB  T0L  0N0
Phone:  (403) 643-2077
Fax:  (403) 643-2024
little.bow@assembly.ab.ca
Legislature Office
701 Legislature Annex
9718 – 107 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5K  1R4
Phone:  (780) 422-4541
Fax:  (780)638-3506
little.bow@assembly.ab.ca

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