Federal Election Links
Follow the links to other organizations unrelated to VoteToronto that are conducting candidate assessments, voter education campaigns or providing election resources. These external links will open in a new window.
2004: Canada's Updated Federal Election Resource: provides
continually updated lists of federal candidates, compiled news briefs,
compiled poll results, seat projections and more. The site was created
and is run by David McDonald, a political science student at St.
Francis Xavier University.
- McGill University Observatory on Media and Public Policy: This university group is tracking and coding news coverage on the federal election in seven daily newspapers to follow trends in election media coverage and to gauge the influence of the media on election results.
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities: 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.
- Canadians For Equal Marriage: this website
examines candidates' positions on equal marriage legislation for
same-sex relationships. The site contains analyses of party platforms,
ratings of candidates across the country, links to voting records on
equal marriage, and listings of key riding races. The website's
partners include Egale Canada, PFLAG Canada, the Canadian Federation
of Students, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Canadian Psychological
Association, the Canadian Association of University Teachers, and the
Canadian Association of Social Workers.
- ACTRA: ACTRA's federal election webpage features the responses to a questionnaire sent to the five major parties focusing on arts issues, including Canadian cultural sovereignty, Canadian content and tax policies on artists' incomes.
- Vote For a Change.ca: this site describes itself
as 'a voter education campaign for peace and justice'. The site
provides information about numerous issues including the environment,
corporate power, privatization, missile defense and more. Campaign
materials can either be printed off the website or ordered from the
organization. The site has a large number of partners that include the
Canadian Auto Workers, the Centre for Social Justice, the University of
Toronto's Centre for Urban and Community Studies, the Toronto Disaster
Relief Committee and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.
- Community AIR: the group spearheading the fight against the fixed link to the Toronto Island Airport has published endorsements of candidates in numerous Toronto ridings.
For Equality: this site is an education campaign focussing on
equality rights, including women's equality rights, aboriginal rights,
anti-racism, post-secondary education and more. The site is run by DAWN
Ontario, the Disabled Women's Network Ontario.
- VoteEducation.ca: the Canadian Federation of
Students has created this website as an information centre for
education issues in the federal election. The site features background
information on the issues, where the parties fall on important
questions for students, questions to ask at all-candidates forums,
information about how to register to vote and much more.
this website is part of a national campaign by the Canadian Alliance of
Student Associations, aimed at raising awareness of the issues facing
Canada's colleges and universities and encouraging young people to vote
in the upcoming federal election.
- Canadian Conference of the Arts Election Report Card: this well-established arts advocacy group released a pre-election report card rating the platforms and actions of the main parties relating to arts and culture issues.
Vote Canada: this organization is a multi-partisan citizensí
campaign for voting system reform.