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Ottawa Rural Summit 2024

Call them "Challenges" or "Issues" or "Problems,"  they can probably be grouped in the following categories:

  • Governance, Representation and Decision-Making,

  • Access, Consultation and Communications,

  • Agriculture

  • Roads, Drainage, Transportation and Infrastructure,

  • Emergency and Protective Services,

  • Social Services and Recreational Opportunities,

  • Rural Economic Development, 

  • Planning and Permissions, Property Ownership, By-Laws and Regulations.


DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AMONG THE THREE LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT

FEDERAL


Lands & Rights
Citizenship and Immigration
Criminal Law
Competition
Copyright
Employment Insurance
Foreign Policy
Income Taxes
Money and Banking (Bank of Canada)
National Defence/Military
National parks
Telecommunications and broadcasting (internet, phones & TV)
Trade and Commerce
Canada Post Office
Census Departments and agencies

 

PROVINCIAL


Administration of Justice
Education (including colleges and universities)
Healthcare (primarily)
Long-Term Care
Highways
Hospitals
Labour standards
Natural Resources and Environment
Prisons
Property and Civil Rights in Ontario
Provincial parks
Sales tax
Social Services
Transportation

MUNICIPAL


Airports
Ambulance
Animal Control
By-laws
Arts and Culture
Building Permits
Child Care
Economic Development
Fire Services
Garbage Collection and Recycling
Electric Utilities
Library Services
Long Term Care and Senior Housing
Local Road Maintenance
Museums
Parks and Recreation
Public Transit
Planning New Community Developments and Enhancing Existing Neighbourhoods
Police Services
Property Taxes/Assessments
Provincial Offences Administration
Public Health
Sidewalks
Street Trees
Snow Removal
Social Services
Social Housing