Ontario election: get out and vote

Ontario election: get out and vote

Ontario is headed to the polls on June 7 – and while The Fur-Bearers won’t tell you for whom to vote, we will tell you to get out and vote.

A brief look at the platforms of the major three parties (Progressive Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats) do not show any commitments to wildlife or animal-related issues. However, this is a time when candidates and policymakers will be listening. If you’re voting against an incumbent, tell them why (specifically and without malice, if possible). If you’re voting for a candidate, again, tell them why (specifically if possible). Explain what you expect of them as your representative, or what they failed to do as your representative in the past.

Some key issues you can bring up with a candidate, whether in a face-to-face meeting or through an email or phone call include:

  • Proper funding to conservation issues;
  • Increased involvement of non-consumptive users of wildlife and habitat (not hunters or trappers);
  • Transparent investigations and follow up in the fur farm industry;
  • A review of the OSPCA to ensure that enforcement is taking place fairly and without political or economic interference; and,
  • Creation of a proportional representation system in the legislature.

Please take some time to read platforms from the parties, send them emails or ask questions, and, whether it’s in the now-open pre-election voting or on June 7, cast your ballot. Because it’s true: in a democracy, if you don’t use it, you may just lose it.


pleaseclick hereand help us save lives today.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Tags

Latest Posts

Defender Radio

00.00
Listen To The Latest
  • Listen To The Latest

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

Scroll to Top