OTTAWA – With a fixed election date and the longest pre-election period in history, this fall's federal election is promising to be the most watched ever. But with voter turnout on a nearly 30-year decline, especially among young voters, how will this translate into real change?
The Council of Canadians has teamed up with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Unifor, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and the Directors Guild of Canada to host a series of public forums across the country with one message: Go vote!
"This is a watershed election that could be a real fork in the road for Canadians," said Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians. "After nine years of job losses, health care privatization, falling wages, environmental neglect, and austerity, it's time for change. But that will only happen if we get out and vote for it."
The Moncton event is organized by the Council of Canadians in partnership with Unifor.
WHO: Speakers include:
- Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians
- Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor
- Deb Daviau, President of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
- Brigette DePape, Youth Vote Campaigner, Council of Canadians
WHEN: Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Central United Church 150 Queen Street, Suite C010, Moncton
Free tickets at govote-moncton.eventbrite.ca
The public forum will be followed by a hands-on workshop on how to increase voter turnout in your neighbourhood.
Door to Door Democracy Workshop: Monday May 25, 6:30 p.m at the Moncton Press Club, 160 Assomption Blvd
Maude Barlow and the speakers are available for interviews.
For more details, go to: www.canadians.org/govote2015