Citizenship guide

The Burnaby Public Library citizenship guide is designed to help newcomers learn about Burnaby, about BC and about Canada, and assist those preparing for the Canadian citizenship test.

General information about Canada

Motto of Canada

a mari usque ad mare ("from sea to sea")

Population (2016 census)

Canada: 35,151,728
British Columbia: 4,648,055
Vancouver (Census metropolitan area): 2,463,431
Burnaby: 232,755

Federal government information

Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau (Liberal)

Leader of Opposition

Andrew Scheer (Conservative)

Governor General of Canada

Julie Payette (2017)

Federal party leaders

Bloc Quebeçois: Martine Ouellet
Conservative: Andrew Scheer
Green Party of Canada: Elizabeth May
Liberal: Justin Trudeau
New Democratic Party: Jagmeet Singh

Last federal election

October 19, 2015

Senate

105 seats in senate with provision for an extra four or eight

House of Commons

338 members

Standings in the House of Commons

Conservative Party: 96
New Democratic Party: 44
Liberal Party: 180
Bloc Quebecois: 10
Green Party: 1
Independent: 2
Vacant: 5

House of Commons seats by province/territory

British Columbia: 42
Alberta: 34
Saskatchewan: 14
Manitoba: 14
Ontario: 121
Quebec: 78
New Brunswick: 10
Nova Scotia: 11
Prince Edward Island: 4
Newfoundland and Labrador: 7
Yukon: 1
Northwest Territories: 1
Nunavut: 1

Address of Parliament Buildings

House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6

Federal members of Parliament (MPs) for Burnaby

Burnaby North Seymour

Terry Beech (Liberal)
Constituency office:
3906 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC V5C 6C1
Phone: 604-718-8870
terry.beech@parl.gc.ca
www.tbeech.liberal.ca

Burnaby South

Kennedy Stewart (NDP)
Constituency office:
4940 Kingsway (Main Office)
Burnaby, BC V5H 2E2
Phone: 604-291-8863
kennedy.stewart@parl.gc.ca
www.kennedystewart.ca

New Westminster-Burnaby

Peter Julian (NDP)
Constituency office:
110-888 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 0C6
Phone: 604-775-5707
peter.julian@parl.gc.ca
www.peterjulian.ca

Find your MP using your postal code.

Provincial premiers

British Columbia: John Horgan (NDP)
Alberta: Rachel Notley (NDP)
Saskatchewan: Brad Wall (Saskatchewan Party)
Manitoba: Brian Pallister (PC)
Ontario: Kathleen Wynne (Liberal)
Quebec: Philippe Couillard (Liberal)
New Brunswick: Brian Gallant (Liberal)
Nova Scotia: Stephen McNeil (Liberal)
Prince Edward Island: Wade MacLauchlan (Liberal)
Newfoundland and Labrador: Dwight Ball (Liberal)
Yukon: Sandy Silver (Liberal Party)
Northwest Territories: Bob McLeod
Nunavut: Peter Taptuna

Provincial government information

Premier of BC

John Horgan (NDP)

Leader of the Opposition

Rich Coleman (LIB) interim

Lieutenant governor of BC

Judith Guichon

Provincial party leaders

Liberal: Rich Coleman (interim)
New Democratic Party: John Horgan
Green Party: Andew Weaver

Last BC election

May 9, 2017

BC Legislature

85 members

Standings of parties in the BC legislature

Liberal: 43
New Democratic Party: 41
Green: 3
Independent: 0
Vacant: 0

Total of 85 Ridings

Provincial members of legislative assembly (MLAs) for Burnaby

Burnaby North

Janet Routledge (NDP)
Constituency office:
1833 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5C 5R3
(604) 775-0778
Fax: (604) 775-0833
janet.routledge.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Burnaby Edmonds

Raj Chouhan (NDP)
Constituency office:
5234 Rumble Street
Burnaby, BC V5J 2B6
Phone: 604-660-7301
Fax: 604-660-7304
raj.chouhan.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Burnaby-Deer Lake

Anne Kang (NDP)
Constituency office:
105 - 6411 Nelson Avenue
Burnaby, BC V7C 5R4
Phone: (604) 775-0565
Fax: (604) 775-2550
anne.kang.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Burnaby-Lougheed

Katrina Chen (NDP)
Constituency office:
3 - 8699 10th Avenue
Burnaby, BC V3N 2S9
(604) 660-5058
Fax: (604) 660-5074
katrina.chen.MLA@leg.bc.ca

Find your MLA using your postal code.

Burnaby municipal information

Burnaby mayor

Derek Corrigan, Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA)

Last election

November 2014

Full council including mayor elected every 4 years

Next election

October 2018

Councillors

Pietro Calendino (BCA)
Sav Dhaliwal (BCA)
Dan Johnston (BCA)
Colleen Jordan (BCA)
Anne Kang (BCA)
Paul McDonell (BCA)
Nick Volkow (BCA)
James Wang (BCA)

BCA = Burnaby Citizens Association

Voter qualifications

Canada

18 years old or older and a Canadian citizen

British Columbia

18 years old or older and a Canadian citizen

Burnaby

18 years old or older and a Canadian citizen. Must have resided in Canada for 12 months, BC for six months, and 30 days in Burnaby. All Burnaby property owners may vote if they are Canadian citizens and 18 years or older.