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The word “government” can refer to the current cabinet as elected by the National Assembly of Quebec or the personnel of the provincial offices, departments, or agencies — or all civil and public services. Municipal government is the entity that impacts Montreal residents most directly, as it has authority over public services, safety, and local infrastructure.
All local governments in the Montreal area are very involved and present in the communities. It means leaving the desk and working in the field, whether it is an inspection, a legislation discussion, or a project review. For every “out of the office” trip, Bus.com bus charter is an optimal solution: it is modern and comfortable, yet budget-friendly and sustainable.
Bus.com is Canada’s own innovative chauffeured bus rental service. Our vast fleet of United States and Canada bus partners and professionally-trained drivers have years of experience in government personnel logistics.
Bus.com has a selection of buses for every purpose, carrying from 31 to 55 passengers each. It is easy to hire several vehicles at once, too. Which bus to choose depends on the number of people, the group’s agenda, and the distance of the planned trip.
As Montreal public servants work to maintain and improve urban planning, communities’ education or health services, environmental or social protection, they perform tasks essential for the functioning of Montreal’s society. Safety, comfort, and productivity of the government personnel are crucial.
Montreal bus rental offers numerous benefits to the government and civil servants:
Canada has three orders of government; federal, provincial, and local/municipal. The nation-wide Government of Canada (French: Gouvernement du Canada), officially Her Majesty's Government, is responsible for the federal administration of Canada. It has legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Canada's system was established as a federal constitutional monarchy by the Constitution Act, 1867, with the Queen-in-Council as the executive power representative.
The Government of Quebec (French: Gouvernement du Québec) refers to the provincial government of the province of Quebec. It is structured with three branches as well: National Assembly of Quebec as Legislative, Executive Council, led by the Premier of Quebec and the Cabinet, as Executive, and Superior Court as Judicial. The Viceregal Representative Lieutenant Governor exercises the Royal Prerogative and other executive powers vested into the Crown.
The province of Quebec is divided into units at the regional, supralocal and local levels. The primary types of subdivisions are administrative regions, regional county municipalities (RCMs), metropolitan communities (CMs), unorganized territories (TNOs), agglomerations, First Nation lands, and many local municipalities and boroughs. Quebec has about 86 regional county municipalities (RCMs).
The local municipality (municipalité locale) is the smallest unit of Quebec local administration, different from the regional county municipality (RCM). Local government in Canada includes all elected local authorities enabled to make decisions on behalf of its electors other than the federal government, the provinces or territories governments, and First Nations – like municipalities or school boards.
Some cities of Quebec do not belong to RCM, including 21 units included in the metropolitan community (CMs) of Montreal – Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). Montreal itself does not belong to any RCM. CMM’s areas of responsibilities are urban planning, economic and trade development, culture and heritage, public transportation, waste management, and more.
The municipal government of Montreal is composed of an Agglomeration Council, a City Council, and Borough Councils. Councilors are members of municipal political parties and are elected by the citizens.
The Montreal City Council is the central governing entity of Montreal as a city. City Council is composed of 65 elected officials: the Mayor of the city, who is also Mayor of Ville-Marie; 18 borough mayors; 46 city councilors. Montréal’s City Council adopts municipal budgets and by-laws, makes decisions regarding public security, urban planning, environment, and more.
The Mayor of Montreal is “first among equals” in the Montreal City Council. The Mayor is responsible for the executive control of the City administration. The Executive committee consists of 12 members appointed by the Mayor. It is in charge of preparing documents and proposals, like budgets, contracts, subsidies for the approval of the City Council.
The city of Montreal is further split into 19 boroughs (arrondissements). Boroughs each have their own Mayor and Council, which have authority over urban planning, social and community development, waste, and environment management, housing, recreation, and financial support in their areas.