The 43rd Canadian federal election is scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019. FOCA has members represented in each Ontario riding.
In a federal election, even if you own property in more than one place, you may vote only once, in the riding of your “ordinary residence.” FOCA asked Elections Canada to confirm how a voter can designate their cottage riding as the place where they intend to vote in the federal election. Click here to read the full response from Elections Canada, which involves designating your place of “ordinary residence.” Here’s an excerpt:
An elector can change their place of ordinary residence at the Voter Registration page of [Elections Canada’s] website, by contacting the local returning office during an election, with appropriate identification and proof of address. This can also be done at the polls, but it can take additional time.
If you intend to designate your cottage riding as your ordinary residence for the purpose of voting in the federal election, FOCA recommends that you start the process early, to ensure everything goes smoothly when you go to vote.
Elections Canada posts general voting information here: https://www.elections.ca/homeGE.aspx
Links to some of the major registered parties:
Conservative Party of Canada https://www.conservative.ca/
Green Party of Canada https://www.greenparty.ca/en
Liberal Party of Canada https://www.liberal.ca/
New Democratic Party https://www.ndp.ca/
News, Useful Links & Resources:
- 2019 federal election platform guide: Where the parties stand on everything (Macleans)
- Consult CBC’s “Vote Compass” tool, to discover how your views align with the parties
- Many residents are keenly attuned to the state of their local natural areas and waterways; this handy tool could help in the upcoming election by summarizing the position of the 4 main political parties on top environmental concerns: https://www.envirovote.ca/Nowing. Please note this was created and populated through a non-partisan initiative out of Dalhousie University. (Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- July 30, 2019 – The federal election is almost here and we don’t care enough (Ottawa Citizen)
- The CBC Canada Poll Tracker aggregates all publicly-available polling data.
- The 338Canada project is a statistical model of electoral projections based on opinion polls, electoral history of Canadian provinces and demographic data.
- The Samara Centre for Democracy is a non-partisan charity dedicated to strengthening Canada’s democracy.
October 3, 2019 – FOCA’s Executive Director moderated a non-partisan debate in the Peterborough riding, as part of the national campaign, “100 Debates for the Environment.”