2019 Federal Election

2019 is a unique opportunity for us to influence health on both a provincial and federal level. With the provincial election now complete, our attention turns to the federal election which will take place on October 21, 2019. This is an ideal time for nurses to know the issues, use your voice and share your knowledge to influence change. 

Know the issues 

The Association supports the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) evidence-based recommendations. 

  1. Support caregivers financially by amending federal tax laws:
    • Make the existing Canada caregiver credit fully refundable
    • Extend the federal compassionate care benefits to include a two-week period for bereavement
  2. Adopt and implement a universal, single-payer pharmacare program that is sustainable and evidence-based
  3. Invest in technology-enabled virtual care beyond hospital walls, including the scale-up and spread of technologies in homes and communities
  4. Implement climate change and health strategies that:
    • Prevent and reduce the negative health effects of climate change
    • Increase health research and public health education
    • Provide stable long-term funding to the health sector that addresses the effects of climate change 

 Visit the CNA election website for full details on recommendations. 

Access the tools 

Election Toolkit

CNA has created an election toolkit to help nurses have their voices heard. This toolkit offers guidance for the federal election that is just as relevant to the provincial election. Find the toolkit here.

Elections Canada

Visit Elections Canada to determine your eligibility to vote and register, which are essential to participating in this year’s election. 

Official political party websites

Bloc Québécois
Conservative Party of Canada
Green Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
New Democratic Party of Canada

Use your voice

Get Ready

Make sure you are registered to vote, know your riding, and have your current address on file with Elections Manitoba.

Ask Questions

When door knockers approach, engage them! Have your questions ready. You could also participate in an all-candidates forum in your riding.


Email your candidates to let them know what you care about, or reach out to them through social media. Start by finding out who they are...


Know when, know where. Vote early to beat the crowds! And when it's all over, if you haven't already, be sure to introduce yourself to your new MLA.