Federal Election platforms and coverage from our partners

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We’re not the only ones providing coverage and commentary on the federal election!

Every organization has a unique perspective on the issues, and there’s room for all of us to make our voices heard.

As part of our commitment to collaboration and amplifying the good work of others, here’s a roundup of election information and coverage from some of our partners!

Canadian Nurses Association

CNA’s election platform, titled Charting a Course for a Healthier Nation, contains recommendations that are intended to guide federal election candidates toward action that will improve the health and well-being of people in Canada.

Canadian Medical Association

CMA is urging all federal political parties to commit to four policy priorities:

  1. Leading an effective COVID-19 response
  2. Building our health system for the future
  3. Investing in our health workforce
  4. Committing to reconciliation and anti-racism

Canadian Association for Long Term Care

There has never been a national approach to long-term care (LTC) in this country, but it is needed. To find a way to move towards this goal together, CALTC is ready to support a government that will work for our collective future.

Neighbourhood Pharmacies

As government navigates the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and reflects on the future needs of our healthcare system, Neighbourhood Pharmacies has developed a comprehensive federal election platform with five key recommendations to further unlock the pharmacy sector’s potential as a healthcare partner.

To increase capacity in public health, Neighbourhood Pharmacies is calling on all parties and candidates to:

  1. Build Immunization Capacity
  2. Expand Point-of-Care Testing
  3. Enhance Opportunities to Fight the Opioid Crisis

To support improved access to medications through a robust, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain, Neighbourhood Pharmacies recommends policies that:

  1. Prioritize Medication Coverage for the Uninsured and Underinsured
  2. Balance Drug Pricing with Patient-Centred Value

Inclusion Canada

Inclusion Canada has developed several resources to inform voters during the 2021 Federal election. Here you will find their federal election priority document and some additional resources providing more information about their priority areas.

Alzheimer Society of Canada

Alzheimer Society of Canada is working to ensure dementia remains a top priority for the newly elected government of Canada.

Réseau FADOQ

Last July, the Réseau FADOQ unveiled its electoral platform highlighting the pressing needs of people aged 50 and over.

This platform proposes concrete solutions grouped into four components: support for the most disadvantaged, retirement and experienced workers, health transfers and informal caregivers.

Canadian Federation of Pensioners

The Canadian Federation of Pensioners (CFP) advocates on behalf of defined benefit pension plans and their members.

They believe:

  • Pensions are deferred wages. They are earned while working, and are payable after retirement.
  • Pensioners deserve the full pension to which their former employer committed.
  • Legislation and regulations passed by governments without the consent, approval or involvement of pensioners has resulted in pensioners losing a portion of their income for the rest of their lives.


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