Canada is holding a general election. The election is on September 20.
What are we voting for?
Voters elect 338 Members of Parliament (MPs). Most MPs belong to a political party.
The party with 170 or more elected MPs forms the government.
The leader of the party becomes the Prime Minister.
Why should I vote?
When you vote, you are taking a stand on issues that are important to Canadians.
You are choosing a person or a political party that shares your views on:
- health care
- foreign policy
- human rights
Sometimes a MP wins by only a few votes. Your vote could decide the winner.
Learn more at elections.ca and browse the resources listed on Decoda’s Civic Literacy Resources blog post.
Adapted from A Guide to Voting: A literacy practitioner workbook for voting in the Canadian federal election – ABC Life Literacy Canada, abclifeliteracy.ca
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