Advance polls are open this weekend

People throughout Canada have been making it clear that the environment is a key issue in the federal election. Advance polls open tomorrow, so it’s time to get out and vote for an environmental champion in your riding.

You can vote at your assigned polling station from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on:

    • Friday, October 11
    • Saturday, October 12
    • Sunday, October 13
    • Monday, October 14

To find your advance polling station, check your voter information card or use the Elections Canada Voter Information Service.

You can also vote at one of more than 500 Elections Canada offices before 6 p.m., Tuesday, October 15. You will vote using the special ballot process and will need to know the first and last name of your chosen candidate on the ballot. If you write only the name of a political party, your vote won’t be counted.

A couple of other things you should know:

SUMMARY

Federal Party Survey on Environmental Platforms

2019 Canadian Federal Election

In anticipation of the need to bring forth important issues facing Canadians today – environmental protection, economic justice and human rights – a questionnaire representing the collective priorities of the organizations listed below was sent to Canada’s six main political parties in July 2019.

Below is a summary of the official responses from the political parties surveyed.

See full responses here >

ended by it.

Yes Partial No No Response
1. Will you immediately legislate a climate plan that will reduce Canada’s emissions in line with keeping warming below 1.5°C?
2. Will your climate plan clearly and precisely describe programs to reduce emissions from transportation, buildings and the oil and gas sector?
3. Will you ensure that workers and their families thrive during the transition to a low-carbon economy, by extending the Task Force on Just Transition to include all fossil fuel industries?
4. Will you ensure that fossil fuel projects will not be approved unless they are consistent with limiting emissions in Canada to keep warming below the 1.5°C threshold?
5. Will you champion a connected and representative protected areas network of at least 30 per cent of land, freshwater and ocean by 2030?
6. Will you ensure Canada’s federally protected lands, freshwater and oceans are managed to the highest international standards for ecological integrity?
7. Will you protect Canadians from pesticides, pollution and toxics in everyday products by modernizing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and strengthening federal regulation of pesticides?
8. Given our plastic pollution and waste crisis, will you work with other levels of government to implement a national strategy that includes a ban on the production, sale and distribution of the most problematic and unnecessary single-use plastics, and that works to create a circular economy focused on reuse?
9. Will you create a Federal Environmental Bill of Rights that formally recognizes the legal right to a healthy environment?
10. Will you uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the protection of Indigenous and treaty rights?

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