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Canada Votes 2015

Party Positions on Key Issues

 
If you're not one of the 3.6 million Canadians who voted in the advance polls, you may still be wondering who to vote for.
 
We've compiled a list of quick facts on key issues as well as information on where the parties stand, compiled by other groups and organizations, to help you make up your mind.
 
We’ve also included a link to all the party platforms, and important information on how to vote and your rights when you get to the polls.
 
Feel free to share this list – post it, Tweet it, and pass it along!
 
 

Poverty Reduction

 

QuickFacts:

What the Parties Say:

  • Canadian Association of Community Health Centres’ issues report card  
  • Canadian Association of Social Workers' report card
 

Child Poverty

 

QuickFacts:

  • 1.3 million Canadian children are living in poverty
  • 4 in 10 Indigenous children live in poverty
  • First Nations child welfare agencies receive 22% less than provincial agencies
  • Click here for more info from Campaign 2000

What the Parties Say:

  • Campaign 2000's child poverty report card
  • Coverage on the parties’ positions in The Tyee
 

Employment Insurance

 

QuickFacts:

What the Parties Say:

  • Good Jobs for All’s issues chart on how the parties compare
 

Housing

 

QuickFacts:

  • 1 in 8 Canadian households live in unaffordable or crowded housing or housing that’s in disrepair
  • 235,000 Canadians experience visible homelessness
  • 50,000 are considered "hidden homeless”
  • 1/5 of Canadians who are homeless are youth between 16-25
  • Click here for more info from Raising the Roof

What the Parties Say:

 

Childcare

 

QuickFacts:

What the Parties Say:

 

Pharmacare

 

QuickFacts:

  • Canada is the only country with a universal health care system that doesn’t include coverage for prescription drugs
  • One-third of working Canadians do not receive employer-provided health benefits
  • Women, young people, people paid low wages, and those who work part-time are less likely to have coverage – which has a particular impact on people from racialized communities
  • Click here for more information from the Wellesley Institute    

What the Parties Say:

 

Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

 

QuickFacts:

What the Parties Say:

 

Tax Fairness

 

QuickFacts:

What the Parties Say:

 

In their own words

 

What the Parties Say:

 

Important Information on How to Vote

 

Your Voting Rights:

 
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