Alerts

Issues: Which government deals with that?

The City works on many issues that affect day-to-day life in Kingston – and so do other levels of government. See the responsibilities of each level of government.

Below, find some issues of interest now being considered by the provincial and federal governments. The City may have a role in these issues, but residents should know that the decision-making power sits with.

Provincial issues

Search www.Ontario.ca to explore these issues. Concerns? Contact the minister in charge of the subject area (see list of provincial ministries); and/or contact your Member of Provincial Parliament.

  • Changes to public health
  • Changes to the Planning Act
  • Changes to the Environmental Assessment Act
  • Changes to the Development Charges Act
  • Changes to conservation authorities' mandates and authority
  • Changes to education – class sizes, teacher ratios, funding to school boards etc.
  • Changes to Ontario Works /Ontario Disability funding or policy
  • Changes to childcare funding
  • Changes to autism support funding
  • Retail sale of Cannabis
  • Funding for infrastructure and transit
  • Highway 401 expansion and maintenance (Ontario 511 offers construction map)
  • Post-secondary funding
  • Provincial environment and climate change initiatives
  • Proposal for alcohol in convenience stores
  • Wolfe Island Ferry expansion
  • Alcohol in parks

Federal issues

Search www.Canada.ca to explore these issues. Concerns? Contact the minister in charge of the subject area (see list of federal ministries); and/or contact your Member of Provincial Parliament.

  • 5G network
  • Cannabis
  • Federal climate change initiatives and policy
  • Funding for infrastructure and transit
  • Gun Control
  • LaSalle Causeway
  • Oil and gas prices
  • Phoenix Pay System
  • Prison farms
  • Single-use plastics ban