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Canada Go vote. The entire election may depend on you.

10:30  21 october  2019
10:30  21 october  2019 Source:   macleans.ca

Toronto-based group aims to boost Muslim-Canadian participation in federal election

  Toronto-based group aims to boost Muslim-Canadian participation in federal election A cross-country effort is encouraging Muslim-Canadians to vote in the current federal election.The non-partisan organization Canadian-Muslim Vote is working to mobilize Muslim voters and encourage them to vote in advance polls over the Thanksgiving weekend and on election day.

Cautiously optimistic. It seems a perfectly Canadian attitude—positive and upbeat without going overboard. Earlier this year, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development asked citizens from 21 developed countries whether they felt their government listened and responded to

When eligible citizens register to vote , it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will turn out. Voting in the U.S. is a two-step process. Citizens in every state except North Dakota must first register before casting a ballot.

a person standing in front of a sign: Canada's federal election is scheduled for Oct. 21, 2019 (Peter Power/CP)© Used with permission of / © St. Joseph Communications. Canada's federal election is scheduled for Oct. 21, 2019 (Peter Power/CP)

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Cautiously optimistic. It seems a perfectly Canadian attitude—positive and upbeat without going overboard.

Earlier this year, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development asked citizens from 21 developed countries whether they felt their government listened and responded to their views. The vast majority of respondents around the world said they were deeply skeptical about their ability to influence government—in some countries up to 70 per cent felt ignored. As democracies retreated around the world, according to the OECD, Canadians distinguished themselves by being “cautiously optimistic about their political voice.” Only Norwegians were more confident in their ability to direct leaders and shape public policy.

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Depending on when you go to vote , you will be given either a write-in ballot or a ballot with the candidate names listed. If you have made a mistake and marked your ballot incorrectly, you may return the incorrectly marked ballot to the election official.

The type of election you can vote in depends on your citizenship. The following people are eligible to vote You may also be eligible for a postal vote if you cannot go to a polling station because

On the eve of the Oct. 21 federal election, however, it’s time to do better than “cautiously optimistic.”

The simple act of voting ought to be an important moment in any Canadian’s life. The chance to directly influence the direction of our country, its policies and the person who leads us is a profoundly empowering opportunity. Too many soldiers died protecting our democratic freedoms to take this act for granted.

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There is evidence of movement toward greater optimism in Canada. The last federal election saw an impressive improvement in voter participation: 68 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots, the highest turnout since 1993. The growing popularity of advance polls further suggests many Canadians want to cast their vote as soon as possible. Even more heartening is the increase in two key demographics: young and Indigenous voters. Among Canadians aged 18 to 24 years old, the participation rate rose from 39 per cent to 57 per cent between 2011 and 2015—the biggest hike Elections Canada has ever recorded. And the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous voting rates fell to less than five percentage points; as recently as 2004 there was a 20-point difference.

Young Winnipeg woman with days to live urges Canadians to vote

  Young Winnipeg woman with days to live urges Canadians to vote A Winnipeg woman with a terminal illness is using her last days to urge Canadians to vote.Maddison Yetman, 18, was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only days to live.

You still should vote in your election , because even if the candidate you loathe is destined to win in a How the next president can do depends on whether his or her party controls either the Senate or the Citizens may take their right to vote for granted, but it wasn’t truly that long ago when entire

If you 're new to voting , it may be a good idea to familiarize yourself with your state's ballot. Each one is a bit different. Mark your sample ballot according to your choices. However, if your state allows it, you can go cast your vote in-person before the election ( depending on the state, it will be somewhere

Beyond these hopeful signs from the last election, there are many more reasons for Canadians to get excited about democratic decision-making. The platforms of all major parties have properly zeroed in on a few key aspects of Canadian life: housing affordability, the tax burden, raising children and assisting low-income Canadians. But how the parties intend to tackle these issues varies widely. On taxes, for example, the Liberals and Conservatives both promise tax cuts of equivalent size but differing implications; the Greens and New Democrats mostly offer tax hikes to fund other initiatives. Choose your own adventure.

This election will also require voters to add their voices to matters far beyond the dining room table. How will Canada address the climate crisis? Are energy projects that cross provincial lines a thing of the past? And what of defence, agriculture, Indigenous issues? Whoever wins this election will also have to chart a tricky foreign policy path, given that we have fewer reliable allies and many potential opponents—including an unpredictable U.S. President Donald Trump and a bullying China. Who best to face these challenges?

18-year-old Winnipeg woman with terminal cancer casts 1st vote, urges others to do the same

  18-year-old Winnipeg woman with terminal cancer casts 1st vote, urges others to do the same When 18-year-old Maddison Yetman’s first chance to vote rolled around with the upcoming federal election, she wasn’t going to let anything get in her way — not even a sudden, terminal cancer diagnosis. And after casting her ballot on Saturday, Yetman wanted to take it one step further and urge other people to get out and vote. On Tuesday morning, she posted a video on Twitter describing how, despite being bedridden and having limited time to live, she still managed to get it done. "If I can find the time to vote, you can find the time to vote," Yetman says in the video before flipping to a sign that reads "#WhatsYourExcuse.

For the first time since the establishment of the superdelegate system in 1984, the votes of the superdelegates may decide the presidential nominee at this year's Democratic Party National Convention. Twenty percent of the approximately 4,000 delegates at the Democratic convention

You should go to your assigned location since your name will not be on the roster at any other location. Your polling place may change from one election to the You get married, change your last name, and update your voter registration. But your driver’s license, which you present as ID, still has your

Need one more reason to get involved? The entire election may depend on you. Safe seats are increasingly scarce this time around. According to projections by Maclean’s contributor Philippe J. Fournier of 338Canada, 62 seats are considered toss-ups as of press time. Such a high degree of uncertainty means this election is still very much up for grabs.

Every vote matters. Especially yours.

This article appears in print in the November 2019 issue of Maclean’s magazine with the headline, “Just vote.” Subscribe to the monthly print magazine here.

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Jagmeet Singh is dancing like he won the election. There’s a reason for that. .
New Democrats were in full celebration mode after their leader pulled their party back from the abyss. Now the hard part begins.There was a moment in the English leaders debate when NDP leader Jagmeet Singh urged to Canadians to reject the notion they must vote for one of Canada’s two dominant parties. “You don’t have to choose between Mr. Delay and Mr. Deny.” The remark may have been scripted, but after Monday night’s election results made it clear Canadians would have a minority government, with the NDP possibly holding the balance of power, it seemed prescient. Even though Singh lost seats, there was a feeling the NDP had gained power.

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