Our national union, the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), has prepared an extensive Federal Election Voting Guide that details the positions of the three main parties on the big issues.
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has also developed an Election 2015 Toolkit that has a lot of information - click here.
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)'s Better Choice campaign has basic facts on the four biggest issues for union members across Canada: retirement security, health care, child care and good jobs. Click here to watch and share their catchy videos.
In the spring, the BCGEU surveyed our members which election issues mattered most. You told us that health care, child care, the environment, good jobs and the economy, as well as retirement security, are at the top of your list of concerns. Click on these links for more detailed information:
- Health Care
- Child Care
- Good Jobs and the Economy
- Retirement Security
- Protecting our Democracy
- Aboriginal Rights
- Attacks on Labour
- Bill C-51
Are you anticipating awkward election conversation at the dinner table this weekend? Wondering how you’ll convince your friends or family to vote for a better choice this time?
At betterchoice.ca, we’ve got everything you need to crush awkward and own the debate.
In addition, the BCGEU works with community coalition groups who have created excellent resources on these topics.
The BC Health Coalition is advocating for strong federal leadership on public health care through the Pledge to Vote for Public Health Care campaign. They will be producing a comprehensive report card with the parties’ positions on health care, so you can see clearly what the candidates stand for. By signing their pledge, you can get updates on health care election issues. The Canadian Health Coalition's election campaign, Healthcare for All, has clear information and shareable graphics.
The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada's #VoteChildCare2015 campaign is reminding all of the candidates and political parties that working families need access to child care. And, in B.C., the Coalition of Child Care Advocates has developed a comprehensive $10 a Day Plan for affordable, quality child care.
The Climate Action Network Canada is working hard on a national level to ensure that all of the candidates and political parties address urgent environmental issues. And, the Council of Canadians is campaigning to protect our coasts and communities from tanker traffic and pipelines.