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The federal election is on October 14, 2008. Use Canada Votes Papers 2008 to help spark dialogue about social issues in Canada and put them on the public agenda.

On October 14, 2008 Canadians will come together to choose the direction of policy in this country for the next 4 years. Democracy works best when citizens engage in dialogue about the society in which we want to live. Canada Votes Papers 2008 is a tool to help spark dialogue about social issues in Canada. The federal government has a role to play in addressing them - and you can help by talking about the social issues that matter to you and asking questions to find out what will be done.

With Canada Votes Papers 2008 you can:

  • Read about 13 social issues affecting Canadian Communities
  • See sample questions to ask your candidates about social issues
  • Share with your friends, family, and colleagues  
  • Vote on October 14, 2008

Community Development Halton has taken the Canada Votes Papers 2008 and created individual papers on each issue in the Community Dispatch format. They are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

  1. Child Poverty
  2. Affordable Housing
  3. Child Care
  4. Crime & Public Safety
  5. Community & Social Infrastructure
  6. Youth in Canada
  7. Income Security for Seniors
  8. Women’s Economic Security
  9. Poverty Reduction
  10. Supporting the Non-Profit & Voluntary Sector
  11. Immigrant Population: Inclusion & Employment
  12. Accessibility & Inclusion in Employment
  13. Health Care

You can also download a copy of the full Canada Votes Papers 2008 now. Please be sure to use the 'save to disk' feature instead of 'open'.

Canada Votes Papers 2008 is a pan-Canadian collaboration between SPARC BC, Community Social Planning Council of Toronto, Community Development Halton, Human Development Council St. John, and Canadian Council on Social Development. Social planning organizations across the country are helping to strengthen communities and work on social justice issues. We also recognize the need to work together around key issues affecting our communities. We have come together to provide this publication on the federal election because we believe that democracy works best when citizens engage in dialogue on important issues.

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