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CanadaVotes logo2015The federal election is on October 19, 2015. Use Canada Votes to help spark dialogue about social issues in Canada and put them on the public agenda.

On October 19, 2015 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 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 you can:

  • Read about 14 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 19, 2015

Below are the 14 issues covered by Canada Votes. You can also follow up on reference materials below.

  1. Affordable Housing
  2. Child Care
  3. Climate Change
  4. Community Infrastructure
  5. Employment Insurance
  6. Health Care
  7. Immigrant Population: Express Entry
  8. Jobs and Economy
  9. Long Form Census
  10. Migrant Workers
  11. Poverty Reduction
  12. Public Transit
  13. Responsible Taxation
  14. Seniors and Income Security

Package of all 14 issues

References and and additional resources can be found at spno.ca/canada-votes-2015

THIS SERIES WAS PRODUCED BY: Canadian Council on Social Development, Community Development Council Durham, Community Development Halton, Edmonton Social Planning Council, Saint John Human Development Council, Social Planning and Research Council of BC, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries, Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo, Social Planning Network of Ontario, and Social Planning Toronto. 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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