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BC Election 2013 - putting disability issues on the election agenda

Summary: 
May 14, 2013 is election day in B.C. and we want to give you the tools you need to put issues important to people with developmental disabilities on the election agenda.

On this page you'll find Inclusion BC resources and links to background information and other resources to help you cast an informed vote. '

What's New
Inclusion BC Election Resources
Find your Candidates
Background information on the issues
Other links

What's New

CBC BC Party Leaders' Debate April 29, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. PT to 8 p.m. This will be the only televised leadership debate.

CBC is taking questions by email or Twitter. We encourage you to ask questions regarding people with developmental disabilities.

Email your question to bcdebate@cbc.ca
Tweet your question to @debatebc2013

In the News:

CKNW all party leaders' debate - On Friday, April 26th Bill Good hosted an exclusive BC leadership debate on CKNW. The debate was followed by a media question and answer period. Discussion topics focused mainly on economic issues, with a few questions about social issues, including Persons with Disabilities benefits.

Watch the debate here. 52:20: Call-in question: When will the Liberals improve Persons with Disability Benefits?

Inclusion BC Election Resources

We have created resources to help you get the word out. 

This toolkit provides tips on how to encourage members of your community to get involved in the election, raise issues of concern regarding people with developmental disabilities and vote for the candidate of their choice. 

The toolkit also includes tips such as meeting with candidates in your riding and speaking with the media. Download the toolkit here (PDF).

Our issue fact sheets are designed for you to take to your local candidates. They provide basic information about five different issues: supports to children and families, education, employment, income security and disability supports.

You can use all of them or just those that are most important to you. We know that many candidates are just being introduced to these issues so they are meant to be brief and introductory. If you want more information about each issue, see below for links to background resource information. Download the fact sheets and questions here (PDF).

Inclusion BC produces a plain language voting guide to encourage participation in the election. Download Get the Vote Out here (PDF).

Find your candidates

Background information on the issues

Other Links

Many of our community partners also provide tools to help you put important issues on the election agenda. Some of these include: