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Elections - Canada, British Columbia, and Vancouver

This guide will help you find information about federal, provincial, and municipal elections and political parties.

Introduction

 

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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.

 

Parties

The five federal parties that won seats in the 2015 election and their leaders are:

One additional parliament seat is held by Maxime Bernier, who resigned from the Conservative Party in 2018 to found a new political party, the People's Party of Canada.

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.

 

Election and Results

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.

Results will be posted after the election.

 

2019 Party Leader Debates

The recently created Leaders' Debates Commission will be organizing 2 debates, 1 in English and 1 in French, for the upcoming election. They are scheduled for October 7th (English) and October 10th (French), and will be 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.

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