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Everything you need to know about the Federal Election on September 20

September 3, 2021

The Federal election is a chance to have a say on who represents our country as Prime Minister. You will be voting for your Member of Parliament (MP) who is responsible for various issues that affect our everyday life such as: taxes, economy and affordability, job skills and training, public health, food security and hunger, housing, climate change, childcare and more.

When is Election Day?

Election day has officially been called for September 20, 2021. Polling places will be open from 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. COVID-19 public health protocols will be in place at all election events and voting places.

Am I eligible to vote?

In Canada, you are eligible to vote if:

  • You are a Canadian Citizen
  • You are at least 18 years of age on election day
  • You are registered to vote or have proof of address and a piece of government ID

To check if you are registered to vote, or to register click here.

Who is my candidate and what electoral district do I live in?

The Voter Information Service provided by Elections Canada gives useful information about your electoral district, including the list of candidates, locations of advance and election day polling places, the address of your local Elections Canada office and a map of your electoral district. You input your postal code and the system generates the information relevant to you.

There are five official parties: The Liberal Party of Canada, The Conservative Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada, the Bloc Québécois, and the Green Party of Canada. You can find out more about the national party platforms here

You can tune in on any major news outlet to hear what the party leaders have to say about the issues that impact you. 

How can I make an impact?

To tackle food insecurity, we need government to commit to strong poverty reduction targets so that every person in the community can afford basic necessities, like food and housing.  

Together, we can show the power of community by voting in the upcoming election on September 20, 2021! Download our Election Voting Primer here.  


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