Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Federal Election Fall 2008: Putting Health First

Resource Type: 
Political Action

Election Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
On September 18th, RNAO released our federal election platform, which outlines where the Association stands on a number of health issues that matter to nurses such as poverty, the environment, not-for-profit health care, and investment in the nursing workforce.
Putting Health First: RNAO 2008 Federal Election Platform
RNAO has sent this platform to each of the party leaders along with a set of questions to find out where the parties stand on the key issues that have been identified. RNAO will post their responses as well as a platform comparison with respect to our key demands as soon as that information is available.
RNAO and York University’s Faculty of Health are co-hosting a dialogue on health and health care with candidates from the major parties on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 4 to 6 pm. Additional details will be posted on the RNAO website once they are confirmed.
If you would like to organize an all candidates’ meeting in your area, there are helpful suggestions available in RNAO’s Political Action Kit on Becoming Active in an Election. This resource also includes different ways that you can engage with candidates when they come to your door or when you attend all candidates’ meetings.
RNAO’s Political Action Kit: Becoming Active in an Election
Questions you can ask Candidates at your Door or at All Candidates’ Meetings
For any RNAO or community members who might have questions on different ways to cast a ballot, who is running in their riding, or how to contact returning officers in their riding,  the Elections Canada website will link people to specific information by their postal codes.
 Please let home office know of any community events that you sponsor or co-sponsor. Just let us know how we might be of assistance with any additional information or resources for your activities, by contacting Kayla Scott at kscott@rnao.ca or by phone at 1-800-268-7199, ext. 214.

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