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Canadian Citizenship Study Questions & Answers for Squamish

Updated January 23, 2014.

These local practice questions are taken from Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website, Discover Canada  and the Richmond Public Library's website on Citizenship.

Questions About Your Region

  • What is the capital city of the province or territory in which you live?
  • List three natural resources important to your region’s economy today.
    Forests, water (for generating hydroelectric power), fish.
  • Who is your city councillor?
    Squamish councillors include Bryan Raiser, Doug Race, Patricia Heintzman, Ron Sander, Susan Chapelle, and Ted Prior [source]
  • What is the name of your mayor?
    Mayor Rob Kirkham [source]
  • What is the name of your provincial representative (member of the Legislative Assembly, member of the provincial Parliament, member of the National Assembly or member of the House of Assembly)?
    The Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky is Jordan Sturdy. [source]
  • What is the name of the premier of your province or territory?
    Honourable Christy Clark is the Premier of British Columbia. [source]
  • Which political party is in power in your province or territory?
    The BC Liberal Party is in power in British Columbia. [source]
  • What is the name of the leader of the opposition in your province?
    Adrian Dix (New Democratic Party) [source]
  • What is the name of your lieutenant governor or commissioner?
    The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC [source]


Federal government

  • Who is the Governor General of Canada?
    His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston [source]
  • Who is the Prime Minister of Canada?
    Stephen Harper (Conservative Party) [source]
  • Which federal political party is currently in power?
    The Conservative Party [source]
  • What party is the Official Opposition at the federal level and who is its leader?
    The New Democratic Party (NDP) is the Official Opposition and Thomas J. Mulcair is its leader.
    The other opposition parties and leaders are: Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party of Canada, Bloc Québécois (position vacant), and Elizabeth May of the Green Party. [source]
  • My member of Parliament (MP) in Ottawa is:
    John Weston of the Conservative Party of Canada. [source]
  • My federal electoral district is:
    West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country. [source]