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

London Fanshawe

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

London West

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:

Green Party Platform

Liberal Party Platform

NDP Platform

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.

Milk

Tommy Boy

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Grassroots

Hits

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