The Party Platforms: Who are you voting for?

After a tense 11 week campaign, the federal election is tomorrow, on Monday, October 19th. The four main contenders: the Conservatives, the Liberals, The NDP, and the Green party have revealed their platforms on different Canadian policies. While their platforms are common knowledge, many young people are still uneducated about the parties that could be governing our country. Here’s the rundown if you’re still undecided on which party to vote for:

A simple outline of each parties respective platforms on the Canadian economy.
A simple outline of each parties respective platforms on the Canadian economy.
An outline of each parties platforms on the environment.
An outline on each parties platforms on the environment.
An outline on each parties platform on job growth.
An outline on each parties platform on job growth.
An outline of each parties platform on national security.
An outline of each parties platform on national security.
An outline of each parties platform on social services.
An outline of each parties platform on social services.
An outline of each parties platforms on social justice and morality.
An outline of each parties platforms on social justice and morality.

Young people are notorious for not caring about politics because they feel like the system is broken and because they feel like the issues don’t matter. Political change isn’t a one-way street; take the initiative and go to the polls on October 19th.

*You can check if you’re registered to vote here.

If you’re not registered, go to the nearest polling station at 9:30am to cast your ballot. Bring a piece of federal issued ID like a driver’s license or a passport (A health card is NOT federally issued ID).

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2 thoughts on “The Party Platforms: Who are you voting for?

  1. What is this “greener infrastructure” exactly? Refitting homes? Also which party is committed to spending more money on R&D on the pioneering of new renewable energy technologies. I heard that the Tories cut funding for the NRC (which presumably does this R&D), but who is going to restore and increase that funding and over what period?

    1. Hi Jonathan,

      Great questions!

      The “greener infrastructure” proposed by the Green Party includes increasing federal funding for pedestrian, cycle, and care-sharing infrastructure; increasing existing funding to stimulate reinvestment in public transportation infrastructure; making employer-provided transit passes tax-free; subsidizing transit passes for people living below the poverty line, opposing funding related to urban sprawl, increased private vehicle use, and truck transportation; ensuring that federal infrastructure spending goes towards efficient light rail systems, instead of highways and roads; and maintaining current roads and highways. There is more information on their official website here: http://www.greenparty.ca/en/policy/vision-green/economy/communities

      In terms of your R&D question, the NDP and the Liberal parties both support the meaningful research and development of clean or green technology by increasing funding in those sectors. A similar position is proposed by the Green Party, but with less of a lean towards commercialism.
      SREDucation has a snapshot of the party positions regarding R&D here: http://www.sreducation.ca/elections-sred-party-snapshot-2015/

      We hope this helps answer your questions!

      Best regards,
      EvuO

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