Canada’s Federal Election, October 21, 2019
The next general federal election (Canada’s 43rd) is scheduled to take place on or before October 21, 2019. The previous election was held on October 19, 2015. The information below is designed to help you to find information on a variety of topics related to the current and past Canadian federal elections. We would like to acknowledge and thank our colleagues at the Vancouver Public Library for the research and preparation of these resources.
Current Political Parties:
The five federal parties that won seats in the 2015 election and their leaders are:
An additional seat in parliament is held by Maxime Bernier, who resigned from the Conservative Party in 2018 to found a new political party, the People’s Party of Canada.
A complete list of all registered political parties with contact info and links to official party websites can be found on the Elections Canada website. Specific details about each party’s electoral platform can be found on their respective websites.
Election and Results:
To identify the federal electoral district in which you reside, use the Voter Information Service search box on the Elections Canada home page. Visit the Voter Registration Service Portal to find out if you are registered to vote, update your address, or register online to vote. Results will be posted after the election.
2019 Party Leader Debates:
The recently created Leaders’ Debates Commission will be organizing 2 debates, 1 in English and 1 in French. They are tentatively scheduled for October 7th (English) and October 10th (French), and will air on a number of Canadian networks as well as being available to stream for free online.
There are a variety of news outlets covering Election 2019 which include: