In the City of Mississauga there are four levels of government with various responsibilities: Municipal, Regional, Provincial and Federal.
Local Government Responsibilities
The City of Mississauga is responsible for services like City transit, fire services, snow removal, and City parks. The Region of Peel also provides local services including police, and garbage and recycling.
The Provincial Government looks after matters that apply specifically to Ontario like education, health and highways. The Federal Government of Canada is responsible for things that affect all Canadians including national defense and citizenship. See infographic below for further details.
The Four Levels of Government in Mississauga:
Who Does What?
City of Mississauga
Represented by the Mayor and your City Councillor who also represents you at the regional level.
Community Centres (Arenas, Pools)
Arts and Culture
Local Roads and Sidewalks
Region of Peel:
Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon
Represented by your Regional Councillor
Garbage & Recycling
Water & Waste Water
Represented by your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP)
Schools and Education
Health Care Delivery
Administration of Justice
Government of Canada
Represented by your Member of Parliament (MP)
Money & Banking
Citizenship & Immigration
Employment Insurance / Social Insurance
Shipping, Railways, Telephones & Pipelines
Aboriginal Lands and Rights