Letter from the Editors: October 2015 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
VII Events
VIII Hashtags
 

I Introduction

Here is our usual collection of election-related resources for health promoters. This time, we're running the feature a month before the October 19 federal election -- we'll add new items as they arise.

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.aspx?section=pol&dir=par&document=index&...

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

Bloc Québécois  
http://www.blocquebecois.org/

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

Canoe.ca
http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Election2015/

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

Chronicle Journal (Northwest Ontario)
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/national/

CTV
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/election

Globe and Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/federal-election-2015/

Kitchener-Waterloo Record
http://www.therecord.com/waterlooregion-news/canada

Maclean's
http://www.macleans.ca/tag/federal-election-issues-2015/

National Post
http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/federal-election-2015

Northern Life
http://www.northernlife.ca/news/elections/federal/2015/

Ottawa Citizen
http://ottawacitizen.com/category/news/politics

Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election.html

V Polling Sites

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

Nanos Research
http://www.nanosresearch.com/main.asp

ThreeHundredEight.com
http://www.threehundredeight.com/
 
VI  Issues and Advocacy

Broadbent Institute
http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/democratic_renewal

Call for Housing
http://www.callforhousing.com/

Campaign for National Drug Coverage
http://campaign4nationaldrugcoverage.ca/

Canadian Association of Community Health Centres
http://www.cachc.ca/federalelection

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
http://behindthenumbers.ca/category/federal-election/

Canadian Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/advocate/election-central

Canadian Federation of Students
http://cfs-fcee.ca/take-action/let-people-vote/

Canadian Medical Association - Promise Tracker
http://www.demandaplan.ca/

Canadian Nurses Association
http://www.election.cna-aiic.ca/en/cnas-platform

Canadian Public Health Association
http://www.cpha.ca/en/election2015.aspx

Canada Revenue Agency - Advisory on partisan political activities
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/cmmnctn/pltcl-ctvts/dvsry-eng....

CBC Video: Comparing the major parties on child care promises
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-comparing-the-major...

Centre for Research on Inner City Health Research Flash (often does special issues for elections)
http://www.stmichaelshospital.com/crich/research-flash.php

Charity Village: Outcomes for Canada’s charitable sector
https://charityvillage.com/Content.aspx?topic=Elections_2015_Outcomes_fo...

Council of Canadians
http://canadians.org/election/

David Suzuku Foundation - Blue Dot - How to get involved in your local all-candidates debate
http://bluedot.ca/stories/how-to-get-involved-in-your-local-all-candidat...

Dental Hygiene Canada - Access to Care for All Canadians
http://www.dentalhygienecanada.ca/DHCanada/Your%20Oral%20Health/Communit...
Sample tweets of key messages: https://www.cdha.ca/pdfs/voice4OralHealth-final2.pdf

Dietitians of Canada
http://www.dietitians.ca/Dietitians-Views/Federal-Election.aspx
 
Equal Voice
http://www.equalvoice.ca/index.cfm
 
Fair Vote Canada
http://www.fairvotecanada.org/

Food Secure Canada: Eat Think Vote
http://foodsecurecanada.org/EatThinkVote

Generation Squeeze (younger Canadians)
http://www.gensqueeze.ca/join?splash=1

Good for Canada: A platform to end income inequality in Canada
http://goodforcanada.ca/

Heart & Stroke Foundation: Healthy Candidates Challenge
http://healthycandidates.ca/
 
Imagine Canada Election Hub
http://www.imaginecanada.ca/advocacy/election-2015

LatinXVote
https://www.facebook.com/LatinXVote

Make Poverty History
http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca

Maytree: Getting Poverty on the Election Agenda
http://maytree.com/blog/2015/08/getting-poverty-on-the-election-agenda/

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care
http://www.childcareontario.org/vote_child_care_2015
      
Rabble.ca Election blog
http://rabble.ca/issues/elections

Research Canada: Your Candidates, Your Health
http://yourcandidatesyourhealth.ca/

Samara's Democracy 360
http://www.samaracanada.com/research/samara-democracy-360
 
Social Planning Council of Toronto Fact Sheets
http://www.socialplanningtoronto.org/news/canada-votes-2015-federal-elec...

Social Planning Network of Ontario
http://www.spno.ca/canada-votes-2015

Vote Child Care
http://pledge.votechildcare.ca/

YWCA Toronto blog (many election-related posts)
http://blog.ywcatoronto.org/

VII Events

GreenPac Forum on translating Canadians’ environmental concerns into political action
September 25 8am EDT
http://sustainabilitynetwork.ca/greenpac-forum-with-aaron-freeman/

VIII Hashtags

#elxn42
#votehealthy

 

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