Canada is a country of 33 million people and we all seem to love to travel. Almost 60 percent of us own passports.
A Canadian passport allows you, as a Canadian citizen, to exit and enter Canada to and from other countries. Issued by Passport Canada they are valid for 5 years (unless it is a child under 3, they are valid for 3 years).
Since travel rules have changed so much in the last 10 years they are the easiest document to own to prove citizenship and can be one of the documents required if you are traveling into the US.
Passport Canada is trying to make it easy to get a passport and are trying to make the long lines at the Passport office disappear.