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Old 08-17-2018, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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keep in mind that not all of these have directly elected leaders, for instance the UAE has monarchs/princes/emirs who run the 7 emirates.
In Canada the provincial premiers are voted in and their legislatures and government structures are basically smaller, identical versions of the federal ones that exist in Ottawa.


Provincial premiers are quite powerful in Canada and control stuff like education, health care, police, etc.


In French the word for a Canadian provincial premier is premier ministre which is the exact same term as the one that is used for the federal Prime Minister of Canada. So we have le premier ministre du Canada, le premier ministre du Québec, le premier ministre de l'Ontario, etc.
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Thanks!

I didn't know the provinces of Canada had a premier.
Also the three territories. Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

Federal members are called MP's ( Members of Parliament ), their provincial and territorial counterparts are called. MLA's. ( Member's of the Legislative Assembly ).

Except in Ontario where they are called MPP's ( Members of the Provincial Parliament and in Quebec MNA ( Members of the National Assembly ) and finally in Newfoundland Labrador MHA's ( Members of the House of Assembly ).


As Acajack mentioned, provinces have quite a bit of power on running certain areas of government, which makes each province and territory differ in some key areas like, education, roads, healthcare etc.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:27 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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My mistake, but DC is still not represented in Congress, the mayor of DC is not equivalent to a governor compared to other federal districts which are equivalent to other states but in name.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dist..._voting_rights
I never said it was the same as a state, nor that the mayor is equivalent to a governor. What I said is that it is a federal district because it is no matter how much we split hairs. Many seem to think that the US is just a collection of states. It also has at least one federal district as well as territories.
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Old 08-20-2018, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I never said it was the same as a state, nor that the mayor is equivalent to a governor. What I said is that it is a federal district because it is no matter how much we split hairs. Many seem to think that the US is just a collection of states. It also has at least one federal district as well as territories.
I'm aware of that, I'm an American citizen after all, i was only listing the major federating units, not the minor ones such as the federal district and territories in the case of the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation#Contemporary
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I'm aware of that, I'm an American citizen after all, i was only listing the major federating units, not the minor ones such as the federal district and territories in the case of the US.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation#Contemporary
Well, you weren't aware that DC votes for president so forgive me for being presumptuous.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Well, you weren't aware that DC votes for president so forgive me for being presumptuous.
Touche
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I found this interesting map.


http://i.imgur.com/w1kQLaY.png
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:23 AM
 
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In Canada the provincial premiers are voted in and their legislatures and government structures are basically smaller, identical versions of the federal ones that exist in Ottawa.


Provincial premiers are quite powerful in Canada and control stuff like education, health care, police, etc.


In French the word for a Canadian provincial premier is premier ministre which is the exact same term as the one that is used for the federal Prime Minister of Canada. So we have le premier ministre du Canada, le premier ministre du Québec, le premier ministre de l'Ontario, etc.
The same in Brazil. Including different taxes % and no much longer years before (internet invented) if fined in different state that issued the car plate... sure, did not would receive the fine, like if you were abroad.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:17 AM
 
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I found this interesting map.


http://i.imgur.com/w1kQLaY.png
What happened to Michigan on the map? The midwestern region overall looks funny there.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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What happened to Michigan on the map? The midwestern region overall looks funny there.
the map doesn't show the great lakes, but the boundaries that go through them.
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