2019 Federal Election


Equity's Federal Election Platform

Equity continues to advance the call for improved working conditions, and work opportunities, for our members. Under the banner Canadian Content Matters, our 2019 federal election platform advocates for more and better federal support for Canada's arts and culture sector.

Continue reading Equity's complete platform.

How to Get Involved

Equity members, it's time to engage in the federal election campaign! Your voice, and your time, can make a big impact.

Politics matters! Our collective efforts locally will improve Equity's national reach. Together, we can influence the direction of our nation.

Raise your voice, speak up! No rehearsals required.

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5 things you can do:

  1. Read up! Familiarize yourself with Equity's election messages in Canadian Content Matters and share on social media and in conversation. Visit our website and click on the Canadian Content Matters icon to find Equity's election materials, to learn where political parties stand on the issues that matter to you -- and to find out where and how to vote.
  2. Talk it up! Everyday interactions, from family get-togethers to dinner with friends, provide moments when you can share your point of view, hear another perspective, and even sharpen your message. A healthy debate is always better than a heated argument. Keep cool. Discuss the issues that matter most to you -- your passion will come through!
  3. Get involved! Join a local candidate's campaign and go door-to-door or help out on the phones with polling and fundraising. Candidates are forever grateful for the support of constituents through volunteerism. Door-to-door is a vital part of every candidate's work. It's also a great way to get to know your community, meet new people, be active and have fun!
  4. Help get out the vote! Encourage friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances to make sure they're on the voters list and know where to vote... and to actually show up and vote. People power fuels democracy.
  5. Attend an all candidates meeting! Ask a question if so inclined. Questions about arts and culture may be appropriate, or identify as an Artist or Arts Worker and ask a question about something else: quality of life, community safety, the environment or economy. It isn't all about us. A reminder that Artists contribute to our country in many ways is a powerful message.

We're here to support you and your team with arts facts, stats and a variety of resources!

For advice around any election activities, please contact:
Hamal Docter, Special Projects Manager, Canadian Actors' Equity Association (Equity)
416-867-9165 / Toll Free 1-800-387-1856, ext. 239; hamal@caea.com

Arts & Culture Positions by Political Party

We asked the major political parties nine questions to get their position on Canadian arts & culture and, if elected, the level of support each is willing to provide to our industry.

Click the thumbnail to expand and view the results for all parties.

Select a party below to see where each stands on the issues facing our industry.

Response to Equity's questionnaire (coming soon)

Arts Platform plank (read pages 49-50)


Response to Equity's questionnaire

Arts Platform plank: Click here and select "Supporting Canadian arts and culture."


Response to Equity's questionnaire (coming soon)

Arts Platform plank: www.blocquebecois.org/nation-quebecoise


Elections Canada Information

Home page

Find your riding

Check your voter registration

Voter identification

Canadians living (and voting) abroad

Misc. Election Resources

338 Canada.com (Election statistics and projections)

CBC Poll Tracker

Calculated Politics.ca

ACTRA's priorities and resources

Canadian Arts Coalition Federal Election resources

Canadian Arts Presenting Association

Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Culture Montréal