Federal Election: May 2, 2011
March 31, 2011
In this federal election Canadians have the opportunity to make major changes on the national stage and set the country in a new direction.
More than five years of Stephen Harper Conservative minority government has wreaked havoc on jobs, infrastructure, social programs and social and economic policy here in Canada.We've had enough and now is our chance to act.
On May 2, we need to vote for a change in government.
As union members, we have a chance to put candidates in office that represent the interests and concerns of working people and re-elect Members of Parliament who have shown their support on important issues.
Here you'll find a wealth of information that you can use when making the important decision of which candidate most deserves your support. There will be new information added regularly up until Election Day. Check back frequently for the latest!
- Catch 22 -Voting to Defeat the Stephen Harper Conservatives Riding by Riding
- Project Democracy (Vote for the Environment)
- Election Matters on rabble.ca
- A Message by CAW President Ken Lewenza - May 2 is our Chance to Change Government
- Contempt for Canadian democracy (poster)
- CAW Priority Riding List
- Shift Change - Retirement Security (fact sheet)
- Shift Change - Good Jobs for All (fact sheet)
- Shift Change - Stronger Universal Health Care (fact sheet)
- Woman to Woman campaign: A message from Julie White, CAW Women's Director
- Woman to Woman campaign (mini leaflet)
- Canada Through Stephen Harper's Eyes - As Vice President of the National Citizens Coalition
- Making it Count -Election Blog by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- Put Health Care on the Ballot - Federal Election Primer by the Canadian Health Care Coalition
- Elections Canada Website
Free trade with the European Union is a bad idea for Canada
The Harper government's relentless push to sign a new Canada-EU free trade deal would undermine the rights of federal, provincial and municipal governments to manage public spending over goods and services; it would privatize public services like drinking water, prevent us from adopting strong measures to combat climate change and wipe out up to 150,000 Canadian jobs, among a long list of additional concerns. CAW President Ken Lewenza says: