2015 Federal Election Toolkit
Welcome to the Alliance's toolkit for the 2015 federal election! This is your one-stop shop for engaging your candidates, influencing your riding, and informing yourself and your community before heading to the ballot box on October 19!
During this election, the Alliance is putting a focus on getting the vote out. Increasing voter participation and representation, especially from the arts and culture sector, is the best way to achieve an outcome that will help our sector moving forward. We encourage you to get your peers to vote, to help inform your communities, and to emphasize the election's importance. Take a look at our Get Out The Vote section for more.
One of the best ways you can help to create a good outcome for the arts and culture sector is by engaging your candidates. Ask them about the arts and culture and give them the facts on what makes our sector important in this election! Head to our Engage Your Candidates page to find out more.
We are continually updating this toolkit as the election goes on. Keep checking back for new resources and information!
Information that appears on the Election Toolkit pages of our website is available in a single document which can be downloaded using the button below.
The Elections Canada website has all of the information you will need when it comes to election day. Here are some steps you can take to make sure that you are ready to vote:
- Check that you are currently registered to vote, or register online now if you are not.
- Make sure that you know how and where to vote.
- Make sure you know what ID you'll need when you go to the ballot.
Educate yourself on the parties' platforms and get to know who your candidates are! Click the links below to be taken directly to each party's website.
THE ALLIANCE POLITICAL SURVEY
The Alliance has put together a formal survey on behalf of the arts and culture community asking the parties questions that relate directly to the sector and their national vision of the arts. The survey has been sent to the four major political parties. To read the responses we have received, please click on the following links. Not all of the parties have responded yet, but the links will be updated once they arrive.
Arts and Culture In the Headlines
As new information and platform promises roll in, we will keep you up to date.
- Oct 19: Follow the CBC Live blog for instant election news as it rolls in. You can also follow the hashtags #pollwatch, #cdnpoli, #cbcnews or #elxn42 on Twitter.
- Oct 9: The Conservative Party released their platforms Commemorating Canadian Heritage and Culture and Promoting Arts and Culture and Sport.
- Oct 5: NDP leader Tom Mulcair announced details of the party’s arts platform in Toronto.
- Oct 4: Green Party leader Elizabeth May held a press conference in Victoria to reveal her party’s plan to support the arts.
- Sept 22: Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau provided information of his party’s arts and culture platform in Montreal