Explore Your Topic: Citizenship

BASIC CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION

HEAD OF STATE: The representative of the Queen for all Canada is:

The Governor General: Rt. Hon. Julie Payette

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT in power:
The Prime Minister is the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
The Party in Power at present is the Liberal Party of Canada

The Opposition party is the Conservative Party
The Leader of the Party is the Hon. Andrew Scheer

The other federal parties in Parliament and their leaders are:

1.  New Democratic Party Hon. Jagmeet Singh
2.  Bloc Québécois Hon. Martine Ouellet
3.  Green Party Hon. Elizabeth May

 

The Member of Parliament (M.P.) for North Vancouver is Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson (Liberal)

Parliamentary Address Constituency Address
   House of Commons 102 W 3 Street
   Ottawa Ontario North Vancouver, British Columbia 
   K1A 0A6 V7M 1E8

 

The Member of Parliament (M.P.) for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country is Hon. Pam Goldsmith-Jones (Liberal)

Parliamentary Address Constituency Address
   House of Commons 6367 Bruce Street
   Ottawa Ontario West Vancouver, British Columbia 
   K1A 0A6 V7W 2B8

The Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Burnaby North-Seymour is Hon. Terry Beech (Liberal)

Parliamentary Address Constituency Address
   House of Commons 3906 Hastings Street
   Ottawa Ontario Burnaby, British Columbia
   K1A 0A6 V5C 6C1

 

To locate your federal riding and Member of Parliament, use Find your Member of Parliament using your Postal Code

Contact the Government of Canada at these sites:

Government of Canada  http://www.canada.ca/en/index.html

Citizenship and Immigration Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

Head of State: the representative of the Queen for my province is:
The Lieutenant-Governor: Hon. Judith Guichon

Head of the government: The Premier is: The Hon. John Horgan

The Provincial party in power is: the NDP (New Democratic Party)

The other parties with representatives in the BC Legislature are:

The Liberal Party
The Leader of the Liberal Party and the Official Opposition is: Christy Clark

The Green Party
The Leader of the Green Party is Andrew Weaver

The provincial representatives, known as MLAs, are:

 1. North Vancouver-Lonsdale Hon. Bowinn Ma (NDP)
 2. North Vancouver-Seymour Hon. Jane Anne Thornthwaite (Liberal)
 3. West Vancouver-Capilano Hon. Ralph Sultan (Liberal)
 4. West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Hon. Jordan Sturdy (Liberal)

To locate your MLA, enter your postal code in the MLA Finder

THE NORTH SHORE

The North Shore consists of these 3 municipalities:

1. The City of North Vancouver population 52,898*
2. The District of North Vancouver population 85,935*
3. The District of West Vancouver population 42,473*
* Census 2016  

Municipal Governments on the North Shore:

1. District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton
2. North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto
3. District of West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith

Contact your city or district hall:

District of North Vancouver:  http://www.dnv.org

North Vancouver City http://www.cnv.org

District of West Vancouver http://westvancouver.ca//

OTHER SITES

Online version of Discover Canada

Richmond Public Library’s online Canadian Citizenship Practice Test