The next general federal election (Canada's 43rd) is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2019. The previous election was held on October 19, 2015.
This guide is designed to help you to find information on a variety of topics related to the current and past Canadian federal elections. Many additional resources are available at the Central Library (350 West Georgia Street). Please ask our information staff if you need help.
The five federal parties that won seats in the 2015 election and their leaders are:
A complete list of registered political parties with contact info and links to official party websites can be found on the Elections Canada website. Specific details about each party's electoral platform can be found on their respective websites.
To identify the federal electoral district in which you reside, use the Voter Information Service search box on the Elections Canada home page at www.elections.ca. Visit the Voter Registration Service portal to find out if you are registered to vote, update your address, or register online to vote.
The recently created Leaders' Debates Commission has organized 2 debates, 1 in English and 1 in French, for the upcoming election. They were held on October 7th (English) and October 10th (French), and were aired on a number of Canadian networks as well as being available to stream for free online.
Maclean’s and Citytv also hosted a debate between Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green leader Elizabeth May on September 12th. It is available for viewing online here.