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Provincial and Territorial Governments

Provincial and Territorial governments represent individual provinces and territories. The head of these elected governments is called The Premier.

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Municipal Government

A municipal government represents your local community — your city, town, village, or county — known as a municipality. The head of the municipal government is typically known as the Mayor, or Reeve, and typically heads a municipal council. Council members are elected into office during municipal elections. They generally run for office as individuals, rather than as part of a political party, unlike federal and provincial politicians.

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The Electoral Process

To be eligible to vote in any type of election in Canada, you must be: A Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older on Election Day, a resident of the electoral district and a registered voter on the voters list.

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Run for Office

The following is a documentary on three political candidates facing long odds in their first run for office.