IFAW announces candidate endorsements

Canadian Election IFAWThe International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has released their top picks for animal-friendly candidates for this federal election.

For the last several weeks, IFAW has encouraged animal lovers to use their surveying tool and contact would-be politicians in their individual ridings. Each voter is able to view how their candidates responded (if they responded) or send a follow up email through the tool, too.

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Today, IFAW released their top candidates in a blog, and we are happy to present them to you here. Please note, The Fur-Bearers are not endorsing any candidates or parties in this election.

Don Davies, Vancouver-Kingsway, NDP

Paul Dewar, Ottawa Centre, NDP

Fin Donnelly, Port Moody-Coquitlam, NDP

Kristy Duncan, Etobicoke North, Liberal

Rick Dykstra, St. Catharines, Conservative

Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Beaches – East York, Liberal

Mark Holland, Ajax, Liberal

Peter Julian, New Westminster-Burnaby, NDP

Hoang Mai, Brossard-Saint-Lambert, NDP

Claire Martin, North Vancouver, Green

Brian Masse, Windsor West, NDP

Irene Mathyssen, London-Fanshawe, NDP

Elizabeth May, Saanich-Gulf Islands, Green

Jackson McLean, St. John’s South – Mount Pearl, Green

Gord Miller, Guelph, Green

Peggy Nash, Parkdale-High Park, NDP

Learn more about each of these candidates and why IFAW thinks they'll be the best for the animals, visit their website at ifaw.org. Regardless of your choices, please, get out and vote on October 19, 2015.

Graphic supplied by IFAW


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