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Letter from the Editors: October 2015 Federal Election Resources


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

III The Parties

The full list of registered parties is on the Elections Canada website:

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

Bloc Québécois




New Democratic

IV News and Information Sources


Chronicle Journal (Northwest Ontario)


Globe and Mail

Kitchener-Waterloo Record


National Post

Northern Life

Ottawa Citizen

Toronto Star

V Polling Sites

Ekos Election

Nanos Research
VI  Issues and Advocacy

Broadbent Institute

Call for Housing

Campaign for National Drug Coverage

Canadian Association of Community Health Centres

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Federation of Students

Canadian Medical Association - Promise Tracker

Canadian Nurses Association

Canadian Public Health Association

Canada Revenue Agency - Advisory on partisan political activities

CBC Video: Comparing the major parties on child care promises

Centre for Research on Inner City Health Research Flash (often does special issues for elections)

Charity Village: Outcomes for Canada’s charitable sector

Council of Canadians

David Suzuku Foundation - Blue Dot - How to get involved in your local all-candidates debate

Dental Hygiene Canada - Access to Care for All Canadians
Sample tweets of key messages:

Dietitians of Canada
Equal Voice
Fair Vote Canada

Food Secure Canada: Eat Think Vote

Generation Squeeze (younger Canadians)

Good for Canada: A platform to end income inequality in Canada

Heart & Stroke Foundation: Healthy Candidates Challenge
Imagine Canada Election Hub


Make Poverty History

Maytree: Getting Poverty on the Election Agenda

Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care Election blog

Research Canada: Your Candidates, Your Health

Samara's Democracy 360
Social Planning Council of Toronto Fact Sheets

Social Planning Network of Ontario

Vote Child Care

YWCA Toronto blog (many election-related posts)

VII Events

GreenPac Forum on translating Canadians’ environmental concerns into political action
September 25 8am EDT

VIII Hashtags



The OHPE Editorial and Management Team encourages all eligible readers to cast their ballots!

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