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Letter from the Editor - Spring 2011 Federal Election Resources

Contents

I Introduction
II Official Election Site
III The Parties
IV News and Information Sources
V Polling Sites
VI  Issues and Advocacy

I Introduction

Given the impending federal election (Monday, May 2!), this week's feature article is a compilation of various resources to help inform our readers on the parties, the issues and election processes.

II Official Election Site

Elections Canada
http://www.elections.ca/

III The Parties

The full list of registered parties is on the Elections Canada website:
http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=pol&document=index&dir=par&l...

Here are direct links to the websites of parties most often mentioned in the media:

Bloc Québécois  
http://www.presentpourlequebec.org/Accueil.aspx

Conservative
http://www.conservative.ca/

Green
http://www.greenparty.ca/

Liberal
http://www.liberal.ca/

New Democratic
http://www.ndp.ca/

IV News and Information Sources

Canada.com
http://www.canada.com/news/decision-canada/index.html

Canoe.ca
http://www.cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/CanadaVotes/

CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadavotes2011/

CTV
http://www.ctv.ca/mini/election2011/

Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics

Kitchener-Waterloo Record
http://www.therecord.com/topic/election

National Post
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/politics/index.html

Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/decision-canada/index.html

Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics

V Polling Sites

Ekos Election
http://www.ekoselection.com/

Nanos Research
http://www.nanosresearch.com/main.asp
 
VI  Issues and Advocacy

Canadian Breast Cancer Network
http://www.cbcn.ca/index.php?pageaction=content.page&id=6789&lang=en

Canadian Federation of Students
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/981217--what-to-do-may-3-and-...

Canadian Nurses Association's Election 2011
http://lab5dev.com/cna/toolkit.html

Canadian Library Association
http://www.cla.ca/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDispl...

Canadian Public Health Association
http://www.cpha.ca/en/election2011.aspx

Centre for Research on Inner City Health Research Flash - Special Issue for the 2011 Federal Election
http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/crich/research-flash.php

Code Blue for Child Care
http://buildchildcare.ca/category/election/

Council of Canadians
http://canadians.org/election/
 
Equal Voice
http://www.equalvoice.ca/index.cfm.
 
Fair Vote Canada
http://www.fairvotecanada.org/
 
Imagine Canada
http://www.imaginecanada.ca/node/182

Make Poverty History
http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/vote
 
Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management
http://martinprosperity.org/research-and-publications/publication/who-ca...

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
http://www.childcareontario.org/?tag=elections
      
People's Food Policy
http://www.peoplesfoodpolicy.ca/vote-your-fork-0

Rabble.ca Election blog
http://rabble.ca/issues/elections
 
Social Planning Council of Toronto Fact Sheets
http://socialplanningtoronto.org/news/2011-federal-election-fact-sheets

Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUTm9_Fk0bI&feature=youtu.be

Wellesley Institute
http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/blog/affordable-housing-blog/federal-e...