Federal Election 2019: Hope and Decision
The 2019 federal election is a time for hope and decision. If we are to build a caring Mississauga-Lakeshore community with a place for all, we must decide which political leaders and parties will help us make that happen.
For many living in poverty, Mississauga-Lakeshore has simply become too expensive, with even the cost of renting a room beyond reach. Some who call our community home are being priced out of the area, and fast. Rates of homelessness continue to rise. The Compass believes there should be a place for all in Mississauga-Lakeshore.
Supportive public policy on affordable housing, ending homelessness, and eliminating poverty impacts people’s lives and makes our communities stronger. Plan to engage with your local candidates, inform yourself about housing and homelessness, and VOTE!
Your Mississauga-Lakeshore Candidates
- Stella Ambler, Conservative
- Adam Laughton, NDP
- Sven Spengemann, Liberal
- Cynthia Trentleman, Green
- Eugen Vizitiu, PPC
Engage with Your Candidates
- Questions to Ask…about Housing and Homelessness —this brief, printable resource can be hung on your fridge or corkboard for easy access. When your election candidate knocks, calls, or texts you, ask them what they’ll do to help get Mississauga-Lakeshore the Homes We Need.
- Tips for Attending All-Candidates Meetings
- When a Candidate Comes to Your Door or Calls You
All Candidates Meetings
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Clarke Memorial Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, ON L5H 1G3
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln., Brampton, ON L6V 0A3
The Peel Human Service Network presents A Federal Candidates Debate. This non-partisan debate will focus on issues affecting low-income, marginalized, and vulnerable populations in the Peel Region.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Clarkson Secondary School, 2524 Bromsgrove Rd., Mississauga, ON L5J 1L8
Presented by: Lorne Park Estates Association and Southwest Mississauga Ratepayers Association under the umbrella of the Mississauga Residents’ Associations Network
Mark your calendar: the federal election will take place on Monday, October 21, 2019.
Advance Voting Days
October 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2019
9 am to 9 pm
Port Credit Arena, 40 Stavebank Rd., Mississauga, ON L5G 2T8
Other Ways to Vote
By special ballot at an Elections Canada office before October 15, 2019 at 6 pm.
For more information on voting options, visit elections.ca or call 1-866-256-2067 (TTY 1-800-256-2067).
Inform Yourself about Poverty, Housing, and Homelessness
- The Face of Hunger in Mississauga (Mississauga Food Bank)
- Hunger and Poverty in Mississauga (Mississauga Food Bank)
- Region of Peel Housing Services—Housing Facts 2019
- How Many People Are Homeless in Canada? (Homeless Hub)
- “Canada Speaks” – Exposing Persistent Myths about the 150,000 Canadians Living on the Street
- Homelessness in Peel: Spaces and Places (video produced by Peel Poverty Action Group)
How Did It Go? Let Us Know!
Did you ask a candidate at your door a question about housing and homelessness? Did you go to an all-candidates meeting? Let us know how it went!
For Compass-supporting Churches: Political Activity as a Registered Charity
This topic generates many questions and even more misconceptions!
In short, churches and other charities CAN participate in political activity during an election but CANNOT be partisan. Partisan refers to taking sides with a particular person, party, or cause.
A church CAN engage in advocacy, communicate views about policy on social media, and convene political discussions (for example, an all-candidates meeting to which all candidates standing for election in a particular riding are invited).
For more information, see Political Activity Guidelines for Communities of Faith from The United Church of Canada.