I was asking a new question about but I'm new to the site and that wasn't the first term that came to mind. First I looked for tags like or but found nothing at all. Could we add those as synonyms for local-government? That would make it so much easier to find!


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I do not think that civic is a synonym for local government. Civic participation does not need to be locally focused.

I would recognize municipal more easily than local government as well.

Another possibility would be something like and . That would be clear that civic elections has a specific meaning in Canada and when someone types civic or municipal, they'd see . I would kind of prefer , but if that's not how the term is used...

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    Interesting. In Canada, municipal elections are commonly known as civic elections. But we never use the word "civic" when referring to provincial or federal elections.
    – Nic
    Oct 14, 2018 at 2:31
  • @Nic Do you refer to civic government as well? Or just elections?
    – Brythan
    Oct 15, 2018 at 22:40
  • Mostly just in the context of elections
    – Nic
    Oct 15, 2018 at 22:49
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    I added two new tags and started the synonym process. Not sure how many people have sufficient answer score on local-government to vote. It might require moderator action to finish.
    – Brythan
    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:25
  • Update, since Community has dug this question up again: Both synonyms have been accepted.
    – divibisan
    Nov 4, 2020 at 0:22

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