Federal Election 2015

FROM NOW UNTIL THE 2015 FEDERAL ELECTION THIS PAGE WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT ELECTION-RELATED ACTIVITIES & EVENTS, PRIORITY ELECTION ISSUES AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION. COMMIT TO VOTE!

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HAMILTON CHAPTER ELECTION PAMPHLETS: The Hamilton Chapter Federal Election Subgroup has prepared the following two election pamphlets – Federal Election Pamphlet – First – Authorized and Federal Election Pamphlet – Second – Final – Authorized. These include the priority election issues in our community. Please feel free to copy these and share them widely. Our campaign goals in this very important election are to inform voters about the critical election issues and to encourage everyone to vote in the coming election.

RELEVANT INFORMATION ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Community Friends:

Please come out and join the Community Election Celebration hosted by Homegrown Hamilton.

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time: Starting at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St, Hamilton

We have all worked long and hard on this election. Let’s get together as a community and celebrate our accomplishments. Many thanks to all those who have had the courage and conviction to stand for election.

The CoC Hamilton Chapter has a Federal Election Subgroup that meets to plan our election-related activities. The Federal Election Subgroup had its final planning meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6. We discussed what would be the most effective thing our members could do on Election Day. We concluded that we all should volunteer for the candidate of our choice and help get out the vote. To make yourself available on Election Day, we suggest you vote in the Advance Polls – Oct. 9 to 12. To confirm the location of your Advance Poll go to Elections Canada, Voter Information Service – http://www.elections.ca/Scripts/vis/FindED?L=e&QID=-1&PAGEID=20

PRIORITY ELECTION ISSUES : the following issues have been identified as priority concerns for the Hamilton community in the coming election. Sources of additional information are listed below.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

REVIVING CANADIAN DEMOCRACY

FAIR ELECTIONS

POVERTY

THREATS TO OUR DRINKING WATER

BILL C-51

  • July 22, 2015 – CBC – C-51 sees charter challenge from civil liberties, press freedom advocates
  • July 17, 2015 – Opportunity for action from Openmedia.ca . Canadians have been speaking out1 for months against Bill C-51, dangerous legislation that puts law-abiding Canadians under the government’s microscope.2Our KillC51.ca campaign is almost at 280,000 signatures — and continues to climb higher every day, with a little help along the way from Margaret Atwood and other prominent Canadians.3With your help, we can make it past 300,000 — and send Ottawa decision-makers a message they can’t ignore.That’s why we’re calling on all Canadians to join the Great Canadian Petition Drive to Kill C-51, with the chance to win an awesome pro-privacy prize pack!To provide a little extra incentive to help us get past this key milestone of 300,000, we’ve put together some pretty great prizes for those who help us reach the most people.Each person that you get to sign our petition to Kill C-51 between now and August 8 brings you one step closer to a top spot on our Kill C-51 leaderboard, and brings Bill C-51 one step closer to being repealed.How can you take part?
    1. Sign the petition at KillC51.ca
    2. Share the petition on social media using the unique share link our tool will provide you with after you sign up
    3. Every person that signs the petition from your social media shares puts you one step higher on the leaderboard!

    What’s in this pro-privacy prize pack?

    • One year unlimited subscription to popular VPN service Tunnelbear
    • A Tunnelbear T-Shirt
    • A custom OpenMedia privacy T-shirt
    • A print copy of OpenMedia’s crowdsourced Privacy Plan
    • A copy of Electronic Devices: Privacy Handbook, A Guide To Your Rights, from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.

    We’re just weeks away from a crucial election and we need as many people as possible to call for all the political parties to commit to repealing this reckless legislation. I hope we can count on you, Kathie. Laura, on behalf of your OpenMedia team. P.S. It’s never been so important to show politicians just how many Canadians are calling for C-51 be killed, or these measures could be locked in for generations. Take part today! Footnotes [1] What Canadians are saying about C-51. Source: KillC51.ca/testimonials [2] Everything you always wanted to know about Bill C-51. Source: CIPPIC, CJFE, OpenMedia [3] Bill C-51 opposition tweeted by Margaret Atwood, Sarah Harmer. Source: CBC News

  • June 22, 2015 – Article by Connie Fournier (Co-Founder of the Conservative political website Free Dominion0 – Why conservatives want C-51 killed – and what they’re doing about it.
  • June 18, 2015 – Article by Michael Harris – C-51 will remake Canada in Harper’s paranoid image.
  • Council of Canadians
  • Speech by Chris Hedges

MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND GIRLS

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

HEALTH CARE

PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION

INCOME INEQUALITY

CBC

CANADA POST – HOME DELIVERY

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND JOBS

 

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