Why It Matters

Decisions made by the provincial government affect our lives every day. Alongside the Federal Government, they:

  • make decisions regarding the amounts of funds that will be designated to cities
  • can take steps which increase access to needed services within Ontario
  • are accountable to us

They are responsible for:

  • Hydro
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Children’s Aid
  • Health Care 
  • Long-term care
  • Drivers' licenses
  • Provincial parks
  • Provincial highways
  • Air and water quality
  • Employment Rights
  • Newcomer settlement
  • Transit funding to cities
  • Correctional services
  • Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Provincial courts and Legal Aid
  • Colleges and universities

Through the provincial legislature, the provincial government has the power to enact or amend laws and programs related to: 

  • Administration of Justice 
  • Education 
  • Hospitals 
  • Natural Resources and Environment 
  • Property and Civil Rights in Ontario 
  • Social Services