The Canadian political system has three levels of elected government: Federal, Provincial, and Municipal. Follow the links to learn more about the political system and political parties.

Federal Government & Services

To learn more about our Federal government’s programs and services visit:

Our local Members of Parliament (MP) are Dave Van Kesteren and Bev Shipley. You can call our MPs for help and advocacy with services and programs offered by the Federal government.

If you are a Canadian Citizen and want to learn, more about the Federal elections visit
A Guide to Voting in the Canadian Federal Election.

Provincial Government & Services

To learn more about our Provincial government’s programs and services visit:

Chatham-Kent's has two districts for the Provincial government. Your Member of Provincial of Parliament (MPP) depends on where you live.

The MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex is Rick Nicholls.

The MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex is Monte McNaughton.

You can call your MPP for help and advocacy with services and programs offered by the Provincial government.

A Guide to Voting in Ontario’s Provincial Election will help you learn more on our elections system.