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Vote for Equality


A Voter Education & Awareness Campaign for Equality Rights
in Canada

Our aim is to move a critical national problem of inequality onto the
front burner of Canadian politics & public discourse -- within the
time frame of the June 28, 2004 election & beyond ..
.

This site was created to share the knowledge, develop the tools,
and build the momentum for a sustained campaign of
popular education & grass-roots advocacy.

 

Why VOTE?

Voting is the most important way to make your voice heard on the issues that concern you. Decisions are made on your behalf every day, ranging from what is happening in local schools and what recreational facilities you have, to national issues like healthcare and education, to global issues like defence and the environment.

In many countries around the world, including Canada, people have fought to gain the right to vote. The right of women to vote was obtained after 50 years of struggle. But having the right to vote is not enough. A strong and stable democracy also relies on people using their votes. By voting, you can hold your elected representatives accountable.

Voting is central to the way in which our democracy works. Yet the federal election in 2000 had the lowest turnout in 75 years. In Ontario, the 2003 election had one of the lowest rates of any province with just under 57% of eligible voters. "And turnout is often worse amongst people who are poor, disadvantaged, and marginalized" (Community Legal Education Ontario).

There has been much talk about "voter apathy". But we believe that the reasons for low rates of participation in elections are more complicated than this. Research shows that people do not vote for a number of reasons - including lack of information, distrust of politicians and inconvenience.

This site was created to provide information on the Issues that matter most to our visitors.

Make Your Vote Count!

By voting, you participate in a process that determines who will represent you, your family, and your neighbours in your community, your province or territory, and your country.

 

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Analysis of Policy Platforms

Political Parties & Platforms

Federal Ridings & Candidates

Tools & Resources

Equality Rights Issues

Voter Education Campaigns

Take the Equality Rights Survey #5

View Results from first 100 respondents PDF file (PDF)
View Results from most recent Survey PDF file (PDF)

 

Issues Index

bullet Aboriginal Rights
bullet Abortion - Reproductive Rights
bullet Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Racism
bullet Child Care
bullet Democracy
bullet DisAbility
bullet Employment Insurance
bullet Equal Marriage
bullet Equal Pay
bullet Fair Trade
bullet Federal Budget - March 23, 2004
bullet Housing and Homelessness
bullet Human Rights
bullet Immigration
bullet Income Security
bullet Jobs
bullet Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Transexual Rights
bullet Post Secondary Education
bullet Poverty
bullet Public Health Care
bullet Student Debt
bullet Violence against Women & Children
bullet Women's Equality Rights
bullet Women's Health
bullet Women's Pensions
bullet Women & ICTs
bullet Women & Politics
bullet Women in Prison
bullet Women of Colour
bullet Young Canadians


Party Positions ...

bullet Health Care
bullet Same Sex Marriage
bullet Social/Environment
bullet Economy
bullet Cities
bullet Defence
bullet Housing
bullet Women & Social Justice Issues


Analysis

Gender Based Analysis of Policy Platforms

Disability Analysis of Federal Party Policy Platforms

Coalition for Women's Equality (CWE) Analysis of Party Platforms

Conservative Platform Will put Government in Deficit - CCPA Report

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)'s Analysis of Party Platforms

Conservative income tax proposals disproportionately benefit men, upper-income families - CCPA Report

Comparison of party platforms in relation to urban issues - Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

 


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Federal Election 2004 / Élections fédérales 2004

Take the Equality Rights Survey #5

Take the Equality Rights Survey #5

View Results from first 100 respondents PDF file (PDF)
View Results from most recent Survey PDF file (PDF)

Gender Based Analysis of Policy Platforms




Voter Education Campaigns

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Stop Harper Campaign

Stop Harper Campaign
JOIN Sarah McLachlan, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), Sum 41,
Avril Lavigne, Treble Charger, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Polley & other prominent
Canadian artists in opposing Stephen Harper


 

Straight Goods Election Section
Straight Goods Election Section
Browse the Straight Goods Election Section for the collected wisdom of the
Canadian internet. You’ll find plenty of information, opinion, guidance,
and even a few laughs


Vote for a Change
CSJ - Vote for a Change.ca
A voter education campaign for peace and justice


Canadians for Equal Marriage
Canadians for Equal Marriage (CEM)
A campaign to ensure that MPs who support equal marriage legislation are elected,
and that those who would deny lesbian and gay couples equality are defeated


YourVoteCounts.ca
YourVoteCounts.ca
Who will speak up for ordinary working people? Ask yourself: do the
Paul Martin Liberalsor the “new” Conservatives care about me and my family?


Child Care Advocacy Association of CanadaChild Care Advocacy Association of Canada
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada

Provides practical and user friendly election tools; information about
child care issues and our solutions to address the current crisis


I'm voting for child care - Federal Election 2004
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) Election 2004 Kit
Includes different tools you can use to make a difference
in this election including questions to ask candidates


You Can Make a Better Choice - www.betterchoice.ca
CLC - BetterChoice.ca

Spread the word and one simple message: “The federal govern
ment made
some bad choices. When you vote, you can make a better choice!”


PSAC - The Rant Room - where young Canadians have their say
PSAC - The Rant Room
A site that encourages its visitors to engage in a number of issues - target audience is
young people & younger members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)


Equal Voice.ca
EqualVoice.ca
A multi-partisan action committee devoted to the still-bold idea
that more women must be elected to every level of government in Canada


TDRC: Vote for Affordable Social Housing!
Vote for Affordable Social Housing!
The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) is working to make sure that
housing & homelessness issues are on the agenda throughout the upcoming election


CAW - TCA Canada
2004 Federal Election: CAW Woman to Woman Campaign
Campaign aims to engage and motivate women to mobilize co-workers, friends,
family and other women to exercise a well informed choice on Election Day



Canadian Union of Postal Workers - Election 2004
Site outlines federal party positions on issues of interest to
workers in general and postal workers in particular


CUPE - Vote for Public Services
CUPE - Vote for Public Services
CUPE members are making their voices heard- and not just by voting


McGill University Observatory on Media and Public Policy
McGill University Observatory on Media and Public Policy
This university group is tracking and coding news coverage on the federal election
in 7 daily newspapers to follow trends in election media coverage
and to gaugethe influence of the media on election results


Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) logo
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
Election 2004 - Toward a New Deal
Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities' federal election coverage features the key issues
that the organization has been advocating in the election campaign, including
a comparison of party platforms in relation to urban issues


National Action Committee on the Status of Women - NAC
Download the "Who Speaks for Us" postcard PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF file - 1 page)
National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC)'s
election postcard campaign for funding of community groups


Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Votes for Women - A Political Guidebook - 2nd edition PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
(PDF file - 69 pages)
More women, in all their diversity, running for elected office!
That's the point of Votes for Women, a new guide produced
by the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women


New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women -- Recommendations For Electoral Reform - PDF file
Advisory Council Recommendations For Electoral Reform PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF file)
The flaws of our current democratic practices contribute to people's estrangement from politics.
Because many of the changes needed for women's equality require political action, this
estrangement hurts women. The N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women has
recommended changes to address this alienation, increase the number of women political
candidates and improve the relationship between groups and government.


PlanetVote - Canadian Election, Politics & Democracy
PlanetVote - Canadian Election, Politics & Democracy
Comprehensive election network & portal, with a focus on peace, environment & social issues


Canadian Federation of Students - Vote Education
Canadian Federation of Students - Vote Education
Provides information to voters about where the parties stand on the
key issues affecting Canada’s colleges and universities


CAUT Federal Election Strategy
CAUT: Federal Election Strategy
Raising awareness of post-secondary education issues and
building local and national alliances


StudentVote 2004
Student Vote 2004
A nationwide educational initiative working to inspire the habit of
electoral and community participation among students across Canada


ScrewThe Vote
Screw The Vote-- Planning to vote in the upcoming election? Why bother?
Don't Vote ...It Doesn't Matter -- SCREW THE VOTE is an hour-long special with
play host Jian Ghomeshi airing June 17th at 11:30 pm on CBC TV


Rush the Vote - site is dedicated to fostering political awareness of Canadian youth
Rush the Vote
A campaign to increase young voter turnout and political awareness
through music and education


Vote Out Loud
Vote Out Loud
Democracy for the Young


Apathy is Boring Project
Apathy is Boring Project
Project aims to use art, media and technology to encourage political
and community engagement of young citizens


Fair Vote Canada
Fair Vote Canada
A multi-partisan citizens’ nationwide campaign for voting system reform


Vote 2004 - CPAC - Campaign in the Classroom
Campaign in the Classroom


So Vote
SO VOTE
Campaign that reminds people that elections at all levels of government
can directly affect the things that matter most to them


Canadian Housing and Renewal Association
Affordable Housing Now - Federal Election Housing Toolkit PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader(PDF file - 4 pages)
Canadian Housing and Renewal Association has put together a toolkit
to help you bring the affordable housing message to your local candidates



CSRL - Political Parties and Elections in Canada/
Les partis politiques et les élections au Canada

A huge collection of links to anything you want to know pertaining to Election 2004


Council of Canadians with Disabilities  - logo
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Election 2004
Includes Election Monitor, various Party's responses to CCD's election issues etc


SPARC BC  Canada Votes 2004 Issues that Affect You
SPARC BC Canada Votes 2004
Provides information on key issues important to British Columbia citizens


 Canada Votes 2004 - Make this election  about Issues
Canada Votes 2004
Providing Canadian voters with the opportunity to learn their
candidates position on a wide range of issues of importance to Canadians


Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (PPFC) Election 2004
Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada (PPFC) Election 2004
Suggested Questions for Candidates in the Upcoming Federal Election


Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Election 2004
"Can they pay for what they say? A pre-election comparison of the Conservative, Liberal, and New Democratic platforms"
Download the PDF file PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) || Read the news release




Young Women Vote 2004
Young Women Vote 2004
A campaign to get 20,000 young women to pledge to vote
1,525 Signatures as at June 28, 2004


Dear Stephen Harper, Women Demand Better
Dear Stephen Harper, Women Demand Better
A non-partisan coalition dedicated to bringing awareness to Canadians
of any potential threats to women's reproductive rights
.


YWCA One Woman One Vote
YWCA Edmonton - One Woman One Vote
A non-partisan initiative encouraging women to vote


BCCWC:  Women's Votes Count! Canadian Federal Election 2004
BCCWC: Women's Votes Count! Canadian Federal Election 2004
BC Coalition of Women's Centres election site includes Voting Information on how to register,
what happens on voting day, why it's important for you to vote, & links to Election Issues


Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) Election Questions


Cybersolidaires: Élections Canada 2004
Cybersolidaires: Élections Canada 2004



Promote the Vote - Women's Equality Is A Must!
Promote the Vote - Women's Equality Is A Must!
The Coalition for Women's Equality (CWE) is comprised of representatives from
NAWL, FAFIA, Womenspace, CRIAW, MediaWatch, YWCA, FFQ, NAC, NOIVMWC


DAWN Canada - Vote for Women's Equality Rights - A Voter Education & Awareness Campaign providing information on key issues important to Women
DAWN Canada - Vote for Women's Equality Rights
A Voter Education & Awareness Campaign featuring key issues important to Women
Our aim is to move a critical national problem of Women's inequality onto the
front burner of Canadian politics and public discourse


DAWN Ontario's Issues-based Voter Education & Awareness Campaign - Election 2004 - Participate in the Process - Make Your Vote Count!
DAWN Ontario's Issues-based Voter Education & Awareness Campaign
Election 2004 - Participate in the Process - Make Your Vote Count!

A Voter Education and Awareness Campaign for Equality Rights in Canada ...
Our aim is to move a critical national problem of inequality onto the front burner of Canadian politics and public discourse - within the time frame of the June 28 2004 election and beyond ...
This site was created to share the knowledge, develop the tools, and build the momentum for a
sustained campaign of popular education and grass-roots adv
.


Elections Canada
Elections Canada
Provides information on how to get on the voter's list, Canada's election laws
and detailed riding-by-riding results of the last general election




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