With a fixed election date and the longest pre-election period in history, this federal election could be the most watched ever. But could it also be the one with the lowest voter turnout? To help ensure that's not the case, the Council of Canadians, CUPE, Unifor and PSAC are organizing town halls across the country with one message: Get out and vote! They will launch the tour on Thursday in Vancouver.
"This is a watershed election, one that Canadians will remember," said Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. "After nine years of job losses, health care privatization, falling wages, and environmental neglect, it's time for change. But we'll only achieve that change if we all get out and vote."
WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.
People will be urged to take a Voter's Pledge to commit to voting in the next election and encouraging at least two others to do the same.
The public forum will be followed by a hands-on workshop on how to increase voter turnout in people’s neighbourhoods.