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Civic Engagement

Government 101

We just completed a federal election, and are in the middle of a municipal election in Calgary. Do you know the difference between the responsibilities of certain levels of government? Here's a breakdown of municipal responsibilities to help you know what you’re voting for in the upcoming election.

Municipal governments are responsible for

  • Building Permits and Zoning
  • Water and Sewer Services
  • City Parks and Recreation
  • Roads and Sidewalks
  • Public Transportation
  • Libraries
  • Local Police
  • Fire Rescue Services
  • Garbage and Recycling
  • Snow Removal
  • Animal Control

Find more information on the municipal election at

Did you know that some ward boundaries have changed?

Where you vote and who you vote for in the Municipal Election on Monday, October 18, depends on your ward. Find your ward on the map so you can be ready to vote on Election Day.

Learn about the ward you live in, the councillor and school trustee candidates for your area, and who the mayoral candidates are this year at

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Stay informed about pressing issues

Want to learn more about the election process and the issues being discussed during the municipal election? Join University of Calgary professor Paul Fairie as he breaks it all down in these recorded sessions.