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2019 Federal Election: Priorities for Seniors Guide

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October 21, 2019 will be the day Canadians go to the polls in the next federal election. For many seniors, voting is a way to show support for what matters to them. In fact, voters aged 65 to 74 are more likely to vote than other age groups, with a 79% turnout rate in the 2015 federal election.

The Council on Aging of Ottawa has identified four key election priorities for seniors in Canada.

  1. Federal Leadership
  2. Health, Well-Being, and Quality of Life
  3. Financial Security
  4. Housing

How to use this Guide

This guide provides you with background information as well as sample questions to ask political candidates leading up to the election. While it is not all the priority issues of seniors, it will help you to think about the issues that matter in your life.

You know best! You know and can talk about the issues that matters to seniors in your community.