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NDP Leader Jack Layton

Jack Layton’s last letter to Canadians

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” This letter is Jack Layton’s last letter written two days … Continue reading

Official Statement about Jack Layton’s passing

Official Statement about Jack Layton’s passing

Statement by Olivia Chow, Sarah and Michael Layton AUGUST 22, 2011 We deeply regret to inform you that The Honourable Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada, passed away at 4:45 am today, Monday August 22. He … Continue reading

PM statement on death of Jack Layton

PM statement on death of Jack Layton

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON THE DEATH OF JACK LAYTON AUGUST 22, 2011 Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement following the death of Jack Layton: “I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the … Continue reading

Canadians go to the polls on May 2, 2011

Get out and vote!

The day is finally here! If you still have questions about the voting process like “where to vote,” “what to bring,” or “who do vote for” check out our article. Continue reading

Layton to put consumers first in digital economy

Layton to put consumers first in digital economy

TORONTO – Jack Layton announces his plan to put consumers first in the digital economy. Layton’s plan unlocks cell phones, allowing consumers to change providers without changing phones. This article was taken from the NDP website, April 21, 2011. The … Continue reading

A young supporter listens to NDP Leader Jack Layton at a rally in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 5, 2011. Courtesy of NDP Party of Canada

Welcome Young Voters!

Our aim at Young Canadians Vote is to help you be better informed and more willing to participate in the 2011 Canadian Federal Elections.  Begin surfing our site by reading checking out the About section which explains the purpose of … Continue reading

Sheen could be Prime Minister

Sheen could be Prime Minister

Talk of tiger blood and warlocks seems to resonate with Calgarians more than current campaign issues on the federal-election trail, an informal poll conducted yesterday suggests. This article was submitted by Young Canadians Vote contributer Deanna McArthur on Monday, April … Continue reading

Prime Minister, Stephen Harper at a campaign event at NOVO Plastics on April, 06, 2011. Courtesy of the Conservative Party.

Harper proposes new loans to assist with foreign credential recognition

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new measures to help recent immigrants strengthen their families’ financial security by getting their foreign credentials recognized in Canada faster and more easily. This article was taken off of the official Conservative Party site on … Continue reading

New Democrat Leader Jack Layton at a rally in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 5, 2011. Courtesy of the NDP.

Cheating Senators must stop campaigning–Layton

New Democrats rolled out another Not So Great Moments television ad, this time exposing Stephen Harper’s record on appointing Conservative insiders and party bagmen to the Senate. This article was taken off of the official NDP site on April 9, 2011. … Continue reading

New Democrat Leader Jack Layton at an event in Cranbrook, B.C. on April 6, 2011. Courtesy of the NDP.

Layton commits to health care funding

New Democrat leader Jack Layton committed today to maintaining the 6 per cent escalator for health care funding. Layton noted that this is already part of the government of Canada’s projections. This article was taken of of the official NDP … Continue reading

Rick Mercer says the youth vote can make a difference

Rick Mercer says the youth vote can make a difference

Canadian television personality Rick Mercer is tackling the issue of low voter turnout rates among youths. This article was taken of of the Yahoo News Blog, April 8, 2011. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the makers and … Continue reading

PM Harper unveiled his “Here for Canada” policy platform in Mississauga

Harper plan would eliminate deficit by 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his party’s election platform Friday morning, promising a Conservative government would eliminate the deficit a year earlier than planned by reducing the cost of government. “It’s called ‘Here for Canada’ and it is the way … Continue reading

Courtesy of the Liberal Party of Canada

Michael Ignatieff supports seniors with Liberal Family Pack

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff met with Laval seniors today to talk about the Liberal Family Pack and how it will strengthen pensions and help families with the financial pressures of caregiving. This article was taken from the Liberal Party‘s website, … Continue reading

Greens pledge to protect Internet access and open communications

Greens pledge to protect Internet access and open communications

“The Greens are proud to be the first party to announce support for OpenMedia’s proposition,” said Green Party leader Elizabeth May. “The internet is critical for modern day citizen engagement and an integral part of our economic competitiveness. This article … Continue reading

Michael Ignatieff makes strong commitment to the future of health care in open letter to Canadians

Michael Ignatieff makes strong commitment to the future of health care in open letter to Canadians

In an announcement at the Juravinski Hospital in Hamilton, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff addressed his open letter to Canadians on the future of health care by calling on Stephen Harper to break his silence about his plans for the replacement … Continue reading

Elisabet May (r) leader of the Green Party of Canada makes a speech on April 07, 2011.Courtesy of Green Party of Canada

Greens pledge carbon tax, corporate tax hike

Elizabeth May says a Green Party government would raise corporate taxes to 2009 levels, charge $60 a tonne for carbon emissions – and legalize pot. To see original article, click here 

An involved generation

An involved generation

When we initially saw this photo on the NDP Flickr photo stream we felt it captured the very sentiment of this site and it’s contributors. Involvement even in a small way will pay off in the long run for Canada’s … Continue reading