The unemployment rate in Canada sits at 7.3% as of January 2016.

Voter turnout in the 2015 federal election was 68.3%, the highest in two decades.

Canadians emit 14.68 metric tons of CO2 per capita, only slightly less than Americans.

Canada is the 5th largest agricultural exporter in the world.

The budget for Canadian infrastructure spending is about $125 billion over the next ten years.

Write now, Canada!

As a Canadian, your voice matters. But sometimes it's hard to feel like you can make a difference, or that your voice is being heard by the right people. Write Now, Canada! is a simple and intelligent way to draft a letter to your local councillor, MPP or MP about the government issues that matter to you. Choose a municipal, provincial or federal issue below and get writing.

Select a level of government below

The municipal government makes decisions on by-laws concerning public transportation, municipal parks, social services and more.

The provincial government deals with issues that affect the province, such as health care, education and the environment.

The federal government is responsible for issues that affect Canada as a whole, such as immigration, foreign policy and international trade.


Civic Minded was created by Lynn Gammie using the Open North Represent Civic Information API. Open North is a nonprofit that builds digital tools for government transparency and civic participation. Questions or suggestions? Contact Lynn.