Local government in Quebec


Local government in Quebec

The basic unit of local government in Quebec is the municipality, also called "local municipality" to distinguish it from the higher-level regional county municipality or RCM, which is said to be at the "supralocal" level.

Eight municipalities are further subdivided into boroughs.

There are also eleven agglomerations grouping a number of municipalities and exercising some of the powers which, elsewhere in Quebec, would be exercised by a municipality.

With the exception of some Aboriginal communities, municipalities are governed by the "Towns and Cities Act" and the "Municipal Code of Québec".

ee also

*Types of municipalities in Quebec
*Municipal history of Quebec
*Municipal reorganization in Quebec
*Urban agglomerations of Quebec
*List of boroughs in Quebec
*Administrative divisions of Quebec
*Regional county municipality
*Kativik Regional Government
*Local government in Canada


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