2019 Canadian Federal Election: Vote Your Concerns!

It's official, the Canadian Federal Election will be on October 21st, 2019! The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring our members are informed and engaged.

To learn more about the 2019 Election, like how to vote, accessible voting and registration, check out Elections Canada.

Interested in checking out the major party platforms and campaigns? Click the links below to be taken to their websites.


CGCC 2019 Federal Election Campaign

Canada has carved out an enviable position as an innovation powerhouse on the global stage creating business opportunities and jobs, but to rest on our laurels, or backtrack on the gains made is to risk Canada’s future prosperity, warns the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) in the first of four reports of its Agenda for Growth, 2019 federal election campaign.

Read our full policy playbooks series on Trade & Innovation, Infrastructure, Talent, and Energy at agendaforgrowth.ca.

Founded in 2015, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) is a coalition of CEOs of eight of Canada’s largest urban Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade coast-to-coast: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Representing half of Canada’s GDP and population, the CGCC is a strong voice for national policies that build competitive and sustainable urban economies. For more information visit globalcitiescouncil.ca.


  • What current Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs will your party support (or continue to support) and what new funding/programs will you add to ensure our youth gain the skills and training needed for the jobs of the (near) future?
  • Why does your party believe a predictable investment climate is important for the business climate? How will your government ensure a predictable climate for investment? What are your top investment priorities?
  • The Federal tax changes for family businesses (2017) caused Canadian business owners a great deal of unnecessary stress and worry, will your party support a full federal tax review? If not, why not?
  • What do you see as Halifax’s main energy source in 10-15 years and how will we get there?
  • Climate change. What is your party planning to do about it?
  • Nova Scotia has had a significant increase in population due to immigration. How do we ensure our retention rate will remain high and what other support will be utilized to further increase our population?
  • How will your party support greater and easier interprovincial trade? Would the Canadian-wide implementation of the Trade, Investment & Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) or something similar be a viable option?
  • Red Tape is often seen as the top issue facing entrepreneurs and business owners. What will your party do to ensure there is a decrease in the regulatory environment to enhance business prosperity in Canada?

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is also providing Canadians with resources in their Vote Prosperity Campaign. Check out their latest updates and platform today!

Key Issues

In alignment with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we have put together our top issues for the 2019 Federal Election.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to find our more information about the 2019 Election, or have a question for our team, please reach out to our policy analyst, Kathleen MacEachern.

Kathleen MacEachern

Kathleen MacEachern

Policy Analyst

(902) 481-1351

Email Kathleen

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