Canadian Federal, Provincial & Municipal Elections
Links, Resources, Campaigns & News

“Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your
hat, but it’s something you do. You participate. If you stopdoing it, democracy
crumbles.”– Abbie Hoffman, U.S. activist (1936-89)”



(A) Canadian Federal Election


· Tomorrow Today (with video responses from party leaders to crucial environmental questions)
· VoteForEnvironment.ca (vote for environment without splitting the vote) 
· Climate Action NetworkElection 2008 Climate Change Resources & Links
· Canadian Environmental NetworkFederal Election 2008 resources
· Ontario Environment NetworkFederal Election 2008 resources
·
Vote for Climate “we can elect a climate-friendly government!”
· Climate Crisis Election | Sierra Club of Canada Voters Guide
· Vote Environment 2008 (David Suzuki Foundation)
· PlanetVote Canada (gateway/portal site with a focus on environment & sustainability)
· League of Conservation Voters (USA)
· Environment Voters (formerly an info/educational site only, now a political party)
· OpenPolitics.ca
· Stop Harper
· IndependentMedia.ca

Election Debates:
· Election Debate on CBC Television, CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio One (2) – Oct 1 & 2, 2008

More Election Portals, News, Links, Background
· Canadian Federal Election 2008  (background, parties, timeline, stats, seats, candidates, more)
·
Canadian Federal Election 2006  (background, parties, timeline, stats, seats, candidates, more)
· Canadian Elections & Politics: Other Portals Canadian Social Research | Nodice
· Google Directory – Canadian Politics | Political Parties | Canadian Elections
· Google Search Canadian Election 2008 | Canada Election 2008

Mass Media and Independent/Alternative Media
· News Search: Canadian Election
· Media Election Features CBC | CPAC | G&M | Star | Post | CTV | Canoe | Newswire | Canada.com
· Party Platform Summaries & Comparisons – CBC | CTV | G&M | Toronto Star
· Canadian News & Media Links
· Independent Media – IndependentMedia.ca  | green/eco magazines
· Google Search Canadian election 2008 | Canada election 2008

Political Parties, Platforms and Links
· Bloc Québécois 
· Conservative Party 
· Green Party
· Liberal Party 
· NDP 
· Platform Summaries & Comparisons – CBC | CTV | G&M | Toronto Star
· Other parties: Canadian Political Parties

Party Leaders (in alphabetical order)
·
Gilles Duceppe
· Stephen Harper
· Michael Ignatieff
·
Jack Layton
·
Elizabeth May
· Other parties: please see Election Portals section, above.

Government of Canada www.canada.gc.ca 
Canada’s Parliament
www.parl.gc.ca (Debates, Bills, Members of Parliament)
Members of Parliament
www.parl.gc.ca/… 

House of Commons & Senate Debate Transcripts  Chamber Business, then Debates. To see find a debate by topic, click Indexes-Debates. To see previous sessions of Parliament, choose the desired session at bottom left, then click Debates or Indexes-Debates. For example, you can find the June 12, 2000 debate on labeling genetically-engineered foods.

Government of Canada – Environment
· Environment Canada is only one of several relevant departments and organizations (see next two entries).
· Federal Environment Ministries, Departments, Agencies, Links
(published by
GreenOntario, not related to the Green Party)
· Government of Canada Environment Portals: EnvironmentAndResources.ca


(B) Toronto Municipal Elections


City of Toronto Municipal Election, Nov 10, 2006. Official website: www.toronto.ca/elections/

Toronto Election – Websites, Information, Organizations
Who Runs This Town?
www.whorunsthistown.to
Four things you can do:
Get Involved | Run for Office | Vote | City Idol
Toronto Election 2006:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_municipal_election,_2006 
Toronto Election 2003:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_municipal_election,_2003 & Results
Toronto Government, Politics & Election
Vote Toronto “detailed analysis of past voting records & campaign contributions. Follow the money…” www.votetoronto.ca
Toronto Election Links & Materials

Toronto ElectionsMedia Coverage
Toronto Star – GTA Elections

Toronto Media 

“Powerlessness and silence go together. We…should use our privileged positions not as a shelter from the world’s reality, but as a platform from which to speak. A voice is a gift. It shoud be cherished and used.” – Margaret Atwood


(C) Ottawa Municipal Election


City of Ottawa www.ottawa.ca 2006 Election: www.ottawa.ca/city_hall/elections/elections_2006/

Ottawa Municipal Election – links, information, organizations
2006:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_municipal_election,_2006
2003:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_municipal_election,_2003
More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ottawa_municipal_elections

Ottawa ElectionsMedia Coverage
Ottawa Media
Alternative Media Guide (incl. mainstream media links) www.planetfriendly.net/voices.html

Ottawa Groups, Organizations, News, Links
Ottawa-based Environmental Groups & Organizations | Ottawa Peace & Environment Groups | Peace & Environment News & Events (monthly) | National Capital Region Green Pages |About Ottawa | General Otttawa Links 

“The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.” – J. K. Galbraith

 


(D) Other Municipalities in Ontario


Ontario Municipal Elections
2003:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_municipal_elections,_2003
Candidate’s Guide (2003)

(from the Ont. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
www.mah.gov.on.ca )
Municipal World (Canada):
www.municipalworld.com (offers the books How to Campaign for Elected Office; Municipal Elections Law 2006; Candidates and Electors; more)

Ontario Cities/Towns/Municipalities
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_communities_in_Ontario

Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) www.fcm.ca – and other municipality organizations

Sustainable Communities
Sustainable Community Planning & Design
www.planetfriendly.net/dontpave.html#planning
Sustainable Communities Knowledge Network (Canada)
www.sustainablecommunities.ca
Green Communities Association (Canada)
www.gca.ca
Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (Canada)

Sustainable Communities Network (USA)
www.sustainable.org
EcoPortal Canada
www.planetfriendly.net/ecoportal.html

Municipality, defined: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipality 


(E) Provincial Election


Ontario Provincial Election: Thursday October 2, 2003

Elections Ontario 

Ontario Political Parties (in alphabetical order)
Family Coalition Party of Ontario

Freedom Party
www.freedomparty.on.ca
Green Party of Ontario

Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP)

Ontario PC Party
www.ontariopc.on.ca
Ontario Liberal Party 

Government of Ontario www.gov.on.ca

Media Coverage
CBC (radio, TV, website) –
Ontario Votes section; Home: www.cbc.ca
Home: www.globeandmail.com
Toronto Star –
 Home: www.thestar.ca
National Post / Canada.com –
 Home: www.nationalpost.com
Citizens on the Web –

Ontario Elections – Twenty Tumultuous Years (CBC)
Alternative Media Guide (including mainstream media links) –
www.planetfriendly.net/voices.html

“Where once the student was taught that the unexamined life was not worth living, he is now taught that the profitably lived life is not worth examining.” – Benjamin Barber


(F) Events & Meetings


Election Debates:
· Federal Election Debate on CBC Television, CBC Newsworld, CBC Radio One  – Oct 1 & 2, 2008

“Freedom is participation in power” – Cicero


(G) Other Sites & Resources of Interest


Electoral Reform & Democracy Watch
· Fair Vote Canada www.fairvotecanada.org
· Wanted: 1000 Democracy Activists (details)
· Elections-Canada.com – Canada’s electoral system vs. democracy and social justice
·
Proportional Representation www.VotePR.org
· EqualVoice.ca (for women) www.equalvoice.ca
· Democracy Watch www.dwatch.ca
· Freedom of Information www.opengovernmentcanada.org
· Canadians for Direct Democracy www.npsnet.com/cdd/
· A New Democracy for Canada www.democraticrenewal.com
· Direct Access Democracy
· Democracy Education Network www.democracyeducation.net
· Electoral System & Electoral Reform Canadian Links
· Democracy Links & Resources Open Directory 

More Political Links
· Canada: Find Politics
· International: Wikipedia 

Issues & Concerns
· Environment: Ecoportal Canada | Ontario Environment Network & Directory
· Peace: Canadian Peace Alliance | Planet-Friendly | Open Directory 
· Social Justice: Ontario Coalition for Social Justice | Planet-Friendly
· More: Planet-Friendly | Open Directory 

Related pages at Planetfriendly.net
· Ecoportal Canada | Renewable Energy | Don’t Pave It | Health & Environment
·
Free Trade vs. Fair Trade – a portal compiled by Planetfriendly.net
· Questioning Business – a portal compiled by Planetfriendly.net
· Civil Rights – a portal compiled by Planetfriendly.net (2001)
· Alternative Media Guide – a portal compiled by Planetfriendly.net

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credulous people. They seem to me more dangerous than the most brazen
leaders, because everything is done with their cooperation.” – A. Anatoli Kuuznetsov


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