The 2019 Canadian federal election is scheduled to take place on October 21. The Canadian Council of Churches has finalized an election guide to serve as a source of reflection for all who are participating in this election. The members of the Canadian Council of Churches have achieved consensus on the priority issues included in the resource. Each priority issue includes sample questions you can ask of candidates, then lists resources and links where you can learn more.
We invite you to use this guide as a way to:
- think through your own election priorities;
- call a group together to prepare for meetings with candidates;
- organize and participate in all-candidates meetings in your riding;
- go deeper into issues you care about and work on them with others; and
- ask questions of your representatives and candidates for office.
Federal elections provide an opportunity for people of faith to reconsider what their faith commitments have to do with Canadian public life. Faith can provide an enduring vision of hope, a penetrating perspective on justice for all, and deep convictions about community, care for others, a love for creation, solidarity, and service. We need the vision, perspective, and convictions of people of faith to move us beyond partisan promises and postures to genuine solidarity and service with people and the whole inhabited Earth, the oikoumene.
Read the full 2019 Federal Election Guide here.