UCC launches 2019 Federal Election Guide
UCC releases surveys for Canada’s Party Leaders and Candidates
September 12, 2019. OTTAWA. With the start of Canada’s Federal Election campaign, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) encourages everyone to get involved in Canada’s democracy!
Today, the UCC launched our 2019 Federal Election Guide, with tips and suggestions on how you can participate in the election.
“Our democracy is something of which we should all be proud,” stated Alexandra Chyczij, President of the UCC. “We encourage everyone to get involved in the federal election, and make your voices heard!”
Recently, the UCC sent out a survey to leaders of Canada’s main federal parties, to obtain their views on issues of importance to our community. The survey for party leaders is available here
Party leaders have until September 27 to provide their responses, after which the UCC will be sharing their answers with our community and the general public to ensure that Canadians are informed about the policy positions of the leaders of Canada’s parties.
The leaders’ questionnaires are based on UCC Policy Guide, which was released in June, after consultations with our membership and the Ukrainian Canadian community. The 2019 UCC Policy Guide is available here
The UCC Policy Guide focuses on six main priorities:
- Strengthening Canada-Ukraine Defence and Security Relations
- Supporting Democratic and Economic Reform in Ukraine
- Ensuring Security and Dignity for Seniors
- Welcoming Newcomers to Canada
- Helping Our Culture Flourish
- Fighting Online Hate and Disinformation
The UCC will also be surveying all candidates for Member of Parliament and releasing the results of the survey before the election. A copy of the questionnaire for candidates is available here
“These surveys are part of the UCC’s efforts to provide members of our community with information that will allow them to make informed choices when Canadians go to the polls on October 21,” stated Ihor Michalchyshyn, UCC CEO and Executive Director.
To stay up to date on the 2019 Federal Election, please see here