Federal Election 2019

The 43rd Canadian federal election is scheduled for Monday, October 21, 2019. FOCA has members represented in each Ontario riding.

FOCA asksIn 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/

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Peterborough all-candidates debate, 2019

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.”

Click here to watch a video recording of the event.


Michelle LewinFederal Election 2019