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BASIC CITIZENSHIP INFORMATION

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

The Governor General: Rt. Hon. David Johnston

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 Interim Leader of the Party is the Hon. Rona Ambrose

The other federal parties in Parliament and their leaders are:

1.  New Democratic Party Hon. Thomas Mulcair
2.  Bloc Québécois Interim Leader:  Hon. Rhéal Fortin
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 pending
   Ottawa Ontario  
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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
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   Ottawa Ontario  
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The Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Burnaby North-Seymour is Hon. Terry Beech (Liberal)

Parliamentary Address Constituency Address
   House of Commons pending
   Ottawa Ontario  
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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. Christy Clark

The Provincial party in power is: the Liberal Party

The other party with representatives in the BC Legislature is the NDP (New Democratic Party)
The Leader of the Official Opposition is: John Horgan.

The provincial representatives, known as MLAs, are:

 1. North Vancouver-Lonsdale Hon. Naomi Yamamoto (Liberal)
 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