CSSDP has created an Election Drug Policy Report Card analyzing our party leaders based on their platforms on cannabis, harm reduction and mandatory minimums. We invite you to share this report card widely on your campus and community to help inspire students and young people who use drugs to get out and vote.
So often we as young people are graded by adults, but rarely do we ever have the chance to grade our politicians! That’s what voting is, a chance to let Stephen Harper and other MPs who have committed drug policy abuse know what you really think of them! We know students and youth across Canada who use drugs are not criminals, and deserve the right to health services like harm reduction and treatment. Drug policy is already an election issue, but it’s up to us to hold our politicians accountable at the polls. Many parties are talking about “sensible drug policy” but how do their platforms really matchup?
Now is the time to get out the youth vote for October 19th to vote for sensible drug policy!
Register in advance with Elections Canada online to be sure you can vote. If you don’t want to stand in line Oct 19th, advance polls are open October 9, 10, 11 and 12. These are usually super quick! Also, from October 5 to 8, Elections Canada is opening offices at several campuses, youth centres and Friendship Centres to help make the voting process more accessible. Check the list of where these offices will be located! Not in your home riding? You can register to vote by mail by October 13th!