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Election and Democracy
Canada
Voter turnout in the national election68.3% (March 2019 or latest)
[18/36countries]
% of those who think that giving people more say is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech36.7% (2010)
[6/25countries]
% of those who think that protecting freedom of speech is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech11.4% (2010)
[8/25countries]
Politician
Canada
Number of total seats in the Parliament443 (2017)
[11/36countries]
Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population12.21 (2017)
[28/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives338 (2017)
[12/36countries]
Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population9.31 (2017)
[25/36countries]
% of seats held by women in national parliaments26.3% (2017)
[23/36countries]
Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)51.7% (2017)
[3/35countries]
% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally40.5% (2010)
[21/25countries]
Political party and organization
Canada
Parliament
Canada
Political awareness
Canada
Political action
Canada
Government
Canada
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 55.1% (2010)
[8/34countries]
Public officials
Canada
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older19.7% (2015)
[24/31countries]
Public finance
Canada
General government expenditure, % of GDP41.1% (2015)
[22/35countries]
General government revenue, % of GDP39.8% (2015)
[20/35countries]
General government fiscal balance, % of GDP-1.3% (2015)
[15/36countries]
General government gross debt, % of GDP98.4% (2015)
[12/35countries]
General government financial net worth (% of GDP)-30.0% (2015)
[16/33countries]
Tax
Canada
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates5.0% (2015)
[33/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)26.80% (2018)
[12/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)17 (2016)
[8/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)9.8% (2010)
[26/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)12.6% (2010)
[29/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)29.2% (2010)
[31/36countries]
Social security
Canada
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)16.9% (2013)
[27/34countries]
% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people24.3% (2012)
[21/27countries]
% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people43.5% (2012)
[26/27countries]
Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)55 (2009)
[32/34countries]
% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 24.4% (2012)
[15/27countries]
% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 60.0% (2012)
[3/27countries]
% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 13.0% (2012)
[16/27countries]
% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave25.9% (2012)
[23/27countries]
% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave7.4% (2012)
[11/27countries]
% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave64.6% (2012)
[3/27countries]
% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age2.4% (2012)
[10/27countries]
% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age69.6% (2012)
[4/27countries]
% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age28.1% (2012)
[24/27countries]
% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age14.5% (2012)
[21/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country5.5% (2010)
[17/25countries]
Law and Justice
Canada
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts61.3% (2010)
[12/34countries]