The provincial premier is usually the leader of the political party that wins the most seats in the legislative assembly in a provincial general election.
Ontario’s 107 MPPs are elected as representatives who work within their ridings and within the Legislature. Within the legislature, MPPs may take on roles as Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Assistants, Committee Chairs or Critics. As a representative for a particular riding, a MPP is responsible for voicing the concerns of a specific region within Ontario on behalf of the citizens who live within this riding. Alongside federal representatives, MPPs make decisions regarding how much money is given to fund services within cities such as Ottawa.
Your Premier and MPP are influential in making decisions that affect the services in your province and your city.