Dear Green Neighbours
The federal election is a week away on Monday September 20 and advance polls have already begun, running until tomorrow, Monday September 13. As with every election it is critical to get out and vote. Below you will find some resources that can help you decide which candidate has the best platform to address the climate crisis.
University-Rosedale All Candidates Debate on the Environment
Full recording of the September 8 event available here
One Earth One Vote (a coalition of Canadian environmental groups including the David Suzuki Foundation) surveyed each of the major federal parties.This handy One Earth One Vote chart makes it quick and easy to see where the parties differ on 11 key environmental and social justice issues.
Environmental Defence has put together a Guide to a Strong Climate Plan
Seth Klein challenges Mark Jaccard's platform ratings: If you want your vote to help the climate, here are the questions you need to ask
Climate Emergency Alliance provides an analysis of the major parties platforms on climate action
CBC.ca provides a comparison of party platforms on a number of issues
National Observer: This election could decide how Canada fights plastic pollution [in Google Chrome, open a new "Incognito" window to access this article for free]
And once you've made up your mind, here’s some more information about how to vote:
Check where your local polling booth is. If you’re not sure where to vote, search on the Elections Canada website. Please note that polling stations may differ depending on whether you're voting during advance voting (September 10-13) or election day (September 20).
If you want to vote by mail-in-ballot you can register here. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 14 at 6pm
If you're a student on campus, unfortunately the vote on campus program is not running this year. For more resources on student voting
Anyone who has moved, or is voting for the first time, may register in advance by 6pm Tuesday, September 14 to save time when they vote.
Ensure you have the right ID. Click here to find out what ID you need to bring with you to cast a ballot.
For all other ways to vote check out the "Ways to vote" page on the Elections Canada website.
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