We’re at the halfway point of the 2018 Ontario Election campaign, and things are heating up.
No matter your political stripes, we’ve got some great tools to let you learn all parties’ platforms in time for voting day!
Day 15 – Find your Local Candidates
On June 7 you will be voting for a candidate to represent you, so it’s import to know what your options are. You can find the candidates through the Elections Ontario website. To make it easy for those of you living in London and surrounding areas, here are the candidates for the four London ridings listed alphabetically.
Elgin London Middlesex
HENRI BARRETTE – P.O.T.
CARLIE FORSYTHE – Ontario Liberal Party
BRONAGH MORGAN – Green Party of Ontario
DAVE PLUMB – Freedom Party of Ontario
AMANDA STRATTON – Ontario NDP/NPD
RICHARD STYVE – Libertarian
JEFF YUREK – PC Party of Ontario
TERESA J. ARMSTRONG – Ontario NDP/NPD
STEPHEN R CAMPBELL – None of the Above Direct Democracy Party
LISA CARRIERE – Green Party of Ontario
LAWVIN HADIS – Ontario Liberal Party
ROB SMALL – Freedom Party of Ontario
HENRYK SZYMCZYSZYN – Libertarian
ERIC WENIGER – PC Party of Ontario
London North Centre
CAROL DYCK – Green Party of Ontario
KATE GRAHAM – Ontario Liberal Party
TERENCE KERNAGHAN – Ontario NDP/NPD
CALVIN MCKAY – Libertarian
PAUL MCKEEVER – Freedom Party of Ontario
CLARA SORRENTI – Communist
SUSAN TRUPPE – PC Party of Ontario
JACQUES BOUDREAU – Libertarian
BRAD HARNESS – Consensus Ontario
JONATHAN HUGHES – Ontario Liberal Party
ANDREW LAWTON – PC Party of Ontario
MICHAEL LEWIS – Communist
TRACEY PRINGLE – Freedom Party of Ontario
PAMELA REID – Green Party of Ontario
PEGGY SATTLER – Ontario NDP/NPD
Day 16 – Follow them on Social Media
So now that you know who you have a chance to vote for take a bit of time to learn more about them follow them on social media, look them up on Google. On June 7 you will be making a decision on who you want to represent you. It’s worth taking a little bit of time to learn about your choices.
Day 17 – Take the CBC Vote Compass test
This test compares your interests and issues against those of the four main parties’ platforms. Find it here.
Day 18 – Read the Party Platforms
Currently there is no official platform for the Progressive Conservative Party, however there is some great information on what they have proposed so far in this election as well as what the other parties are offering.
To find out more about the official party platforms of the other three parties that could potentially form government click on the corresponding link:
Day 19 – Watch the Leadership Debates
In just 11 days from today (June 7) the leader of the Conservatives, Green Party, Liberals or NDP will become the premier. Sadly despite a campaign to have the Green Party candidate included in debates he has not been. However he did live tweet his responses to questions you can watch the debate here and find the Green Party Leader’s responses here.
Day 20 – Talk About It
Whether it be the latest Avengers movie or the Stanley Cup finals we usually feel pretty comfortable sharing our opinions with friends about the things we occupy our time with.
So today let people know what you thought about the debate. Did anyone impress you, were you disappointed, surprised by anything? Should a party have to have won a seat in parliament before being included in debates or do you think it should be based on their percentage of the vote?
Or is running a candidate in the majority of ridings enough to allow for a parties inclusion? Who do you think won (if anyone) the debate?
Day 21 – Rest Day – 10 days to go!
Use today to catch up or just put your feet up and watch one of these politically-themed movies.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington