What to Expect When You're Electing
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What to Expect When You're Electing




Welcome to What to Expect When You’re Electing. Delivered in a clear, concise, and non-partisan manner, this explainer series helps you navigate Canada's federal election by busting common myths, answering frequently asked questions, and supporting healthy political conversations. Look out for a new explainer every Tuesday!

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1.    Learn about how Parliament works straight from the source


2.    
Apathy is Boring’s infographic on the different levels of government


3.    
CIVIX’s videos on parliamentary democracy and our electoral system


4.    
The Samara Centre’s primer on electoral reform


5.    
The Samara Centre’s video on a day in the life of an MP


6.    
The Library of Parliament highlights differences in the way Canadians and Americans govern themselves


7.    
The Samara Centre’s report on how federal election candidate are chosen



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1.    Party platform trackers (eg. MacLean's, CTV/Canadian Press) provide side-by-side platform comparisons

2.    Websites of the five major parties in Canada include the Bloc QuébécoisConservative Party of Canada, Green Party of Canada, Liberal Party of CanadaNew Democratic Party


3.    
Elections Canada lists all registered federal political parties


4.    
An overview of the strategy behind party platforms from CBC's Canada Votes Newsletter (June 2019)


Getting Informed
Getting into Discussions
Getting Involved
Getting to the Polls
Staying Engaged
 



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