Election Dos and Don’ts for Churches

The Church for Vancouver has published “Guidelines for Church Engagement in Elections” on its website. The guidelines are a shorter version of the 25 page Election Kit prepared by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC). While the EFC Election Kit  includes A Call to Prayer; Understanding Canadian Elections; and Tips … Continue reading

The 388 Writs Have Been Issued

There will be a federal election on October 19th, and eligible Canadians will vote to choose members of parliament from 338 electoral districts (ridings) in Canada because as former Chief Electoral Officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley explains, “Candidates run – not political parties.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be a candidate in … Continue reading

True North Smart and Free

Just in time for the anticipated announcement of an October federal election, Evidence for Democracy has launched True North Smart and Free: a new website with a series of short, engaging, shareable stories that documents changes to how science is collected, communicated, and used in federal policy decision-making and what this … Continue reading

Questions for Federal Candidates: Updated

Here is the updated list of questions to ask the federal candidates in your riding: Do you support the right to freedom from religion as well as the right to freedom of religion? Do you support secular governance, i.e. separation between religion and state? Do you support removing the phrase … Continue reading

Questions for Federal Candidates

The Canadian federal election is tentatively scheduled for October 19, 2015, and at least one candidate is setting up her campaign headquarters, so this is a good time to start making a list of questions to ask the federal candidates in your riding. Here is a partial list: Do you … Continue reading

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