Vote Local

Feeling a vague sense of dread about the federal election? You’re not alone! Under our voting system, local people have almost no say in who forms government.

But media and political parties hype up the national campaign – the leaders’ debates, the national polls, the big TV ads. This fall we're saying: it's okay to tune most of that out. The important thing to know is who’s running in your local riding. That’s where you have some level of control.

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Canadians can’t vote for a Prime Minister. Instead we choose local Members of Parliament to represent us in Ottawa. If we elect a diverse mix of MPs – and hold them accountable after the election – we can start to tackle the major challenges facing our country.

Get to know the people running in your community. One of them will be your Member of Parliament after October 21. Which person do you want representing you?

Search to find candidates in your local riding:

Or, browse all candidates in BC.

How did your neighbours vote?

Past Election Results

Every riding is different. This map displays detailed election results from 2008, 2011 and 2015, down to the neighbourhood level. You can see who ran for which party – and where their support came from around the riding.

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A crisis of imagination

09.10.19 | Campaigns, Climate, Commentary, Election - Canada 2019 | 

The spirit Canada needs to fight climate change is missing in action On September 10, 1939, Canada officially declared war on Germany. The vote to support that declaration occurred in Parliament two weeks earlier. It could not have been easy. The Canadian economy was only just recovering from the Great Depression. There had been no […]

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First Nations head back to court to stop Trans Mountain

09.05.19 | Campaigns, Commentary, Election - Canada 2019, News, No Tankers | 

Federal Court of Appeal tosses out cases on climate, orcas and Charter rights of youth In a rare public decision, the Federal Court of Appeal announced that six Indigenous groups can challenge Ottawa’s second approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion. At the same time, it dismissed applications from two First Nations, […]

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Into the climate crisis: a British Columbia journey

08.02.19 | Climate, Election - Canada 2019, In Depth, News | 

While families wait for salmon, floods wash out roads – and a year-old fire smoulders B.C. Day is a chance to count our blessings. So far this summer we haven’t faced infernos racing through our valleys, scorching forests and animals, and pushing people from their homes. While Europe bakes in record temperatures and fires rage […]

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