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Surrey Libraries has information to help Surrey residents prepare for the Canadian citizenship test:

1.  Discover Canada

2.  Political Information about Surrey, BC & Canada

3.  Websites for more information



Discover Canada is a study guide published by the government
to help you prepare for your citizenship test.  You can:

Discover Canada has sample test questions on pages 52-53. 

Note that the list of 100 study questions and answers
previously made available by Citizenship and Immigration
Canada is
no longer the recommended method of study.



  • Surrey population - 394,976 (source: 2006 Census)
  • Land area (square km) 317.19 (source: 2006 Census)
  • Surrey was incorporated as a City, September 11, 1993.
  • Last election - November 19, 2011 - Election Results
  • Next election - November 2014
  • Full Council including Mayor elected every 3 years.
City Council
  • Dianne Watts (Mayor)
  • Tom Gill
  • Bruce Hayne
  • Linda Hepner
  • Marvin Hunt
  • Mary Martin
  • Barinder Rasode
  • Barbara Steele
  • Judy Villeneuve
Address of Mayor and Members of Council
Surrey City Hall, 14245-56th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3X 3A2
Telephone (604) 591-4011
School District #36 (Surrey)
14225-56th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3X 3A3
Telephone (604) 596-7733


Facts about BC

B.C. population 4,196,383 (source: Statistics Canada postcensal estimate)
Premier of B.C. Christy Clark (Lib.)
Leader of Opposition Adrian Dix (NDP)
Lieutenant Governor of B.C. Steven Point
Speaker of the House Bill Barisoff (Lib.)
Attorney General Barry Penner (Lib.)
Last election 39th General Election May 12, 2009
Address of BC Legislative Assembly

Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC
V8V 1X4



Registered Political Parties of B.C.

BC Party Leaders
Liberal Christy Clark
New Democratic Party Adrian Dix
Green Party Jane Sterk
BC Legislature Standings
(85 members)
Liberal 47
New Democratic Party 34
Independent 3
Vacant 1
Members of BC Legislative Assembly (MLAs) for Surrey
To locate your constituency, call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or search MLA Finder.
Surrey/Whalley Bruce Ralston (NDP)
10574 King George Highway V3T 2X3
Phone: 604-586-2740 Fax: 604-586-2800
Surrey/Cloverdale Kevin Falcon (LIB)
108, 17700 No. 10 Highway, Surrey, BC V3S 1C7 Phone: 604-576-3792 Fax: 604-576-3797
Surrey/Newton Harry Bains (NDP)
102-7380 King Goerge Kighway, Surrey, BC V3W 5A5
Phone: 604-597-8248 Fax 604-597-8882
Surrey/Green Timbers

Sue Hammell (NDP) 100-10366 136A Street, Surrey BC V3T 5R3 Phone 604 586-2791 Fax: 604-586-2795


Stephanie Cadieux (LIB) 120 - 5455 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5A5 Phone: 604-574-5662 Fax 604-574-5691


Jagrup Brar (NDP) 101 - 8459 160th Street, Surrey, BC V4N 0V6 Phone: 604-501-8227

Surrey/Tynehead Dave Hayer (LIB)
201-15135 101 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 7Z1
Phone: 604-586-3747 Fax: 604-584-4741
Surrey/White Rock

Gordon Hogg (LIB)
130 - 1959 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 9E3
Phone: 604-542-3930 Fax: 604-542-3933


Provincial Leaders
Alberta Ed Stelmach (PC)
British Columbia Christy Clark (Lib.)
Manitoba Greg Selinger (NDP)
New Brunswick David Alward (PC)
Newfoundland & Labrador Kathy Dunderdale (PC)
Northwest Territories Floyd Roland (Independent)
Nova Scotia Darrell Dexter (NDP)
Nunavut Eva Aariak (Independent)
Ontario Dalton McGuinty (Lib.)
Prince Edward Island Robert Ghiz (Lib.)
Quebec Jean Charest (Lib.)
Saskatchewan Brad Wall (Saskatchewan Party)
Yukon Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party)


Federal Information
Canada's Population 33,311,389 (source:Statistics Canada July 1,2008 estimate)
Prime Minister

Stephen J. Harper, Conservative

Interim Leader of the Opposition Nycole Turmel, NDP
Governor General of Canada David Johnston
Speaker of the House Andrew Scheer
Last election

May 2nd, 2011 41st General Election
Elections Canada

Address of Parliament Buildings House of Commons
Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Federal Party Leaders
Bloc Quebecois Daniel Paillé (president)
Conservative Party of Canada

Stephen J. Harper

Green Party of Canada Elizabeth May
Liberal Party of Canada

Bob Rae (interim leader)

New Democratic Party (NDP)

Nycole Turmel (interim leader)



Registered Political Parties Federal Registered Political Parties

Senate Standings
105 seats in Senate (with provision for an extra 4 or 8)

Liberal 49
Conservative 52
Independent 2
Progressive Conservative 2
Vacant 0

Members of the House of Commons Current Information
(308 members)
Bloc Quebecois 4   
Conservative 166
Green Party 1
Liberal Party 34
New Democratic Party 102
Vacant 1
House of Commons Seats By Province
(308 Total)
Alberta 28
British Columbia 36
Manitoba 14
New Brunswick 10
Newfoundland & Labrador 7
Northwest Territories 1
Nova Scotia 11
Nunavut 1
Ontario 106
Prince Edward Island 4
Quebec 75
Saskatchewan 14
Yukon 1
Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) from Surrey
(4 Total)
Fleetwood/Port Kells Nina Grewal (Conservative Party of Canada)
201-15957 84th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4N 0W7
Phone: (604) 501-5900 Fax: (604) 501-5901

South Surrey/
WhiteRock /Cloverdale

Russ Hiebert (Conservative Party of Canada)
Phone: 604-542-9495 Fax: 604-542-9496
Office: 106A - 2429 - 152nd Street, Surrey, B.C.
V4P 1N4

Surrey North

Jasbir Sandhu (NDP) Phone: 604-582-1637 Office: #107 - 13979 104th Street, Surrey, BC V3T 1X1

Newton/North Delta

Jinny Sims (NDP) Phone: 604-572-0294 Office: 8375 120th Street, Delta, BC V4C 6R1

To locate your constituency, search the parliamentary website or contact Elections Canada or find your MP using your postal code.