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Read.  Pray.  Vote.  Tuesday, October 3

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The October 3 election will offer Manitobans an opportunity to ensure that the province is guided by leaders who will provide practical and efficient leadership with the good of all in mind – including the unborn, the elderly, the young, families, and those who are too often forgotten by society – as well as workers, farmers, business owners, and all future generations.

Catholics are called to participate, in accordance with the full measure of talents entrusted to us by God, each of us in accordance with our own well-formed conscience. At a minimum, this means voting prayerfully and wisely after having considered all relevant issues, the positions of each of the candidates and parties, and relevant Church teachings. Many of us are called to even deeper involvement: volunteering at polling stations and other efforts to get out the vote; engaging personally with candidates and party officials; helping to spread good ideas and encourage others to vote properly; or in some cases volunteering to assist candidates or parties – or even putting ourselves forward as candidates.

This page will guide you toward resources and starting points to assist you in these efforts, whether you are Catholic or simply a good person interested in a better world.


The Catholic voting process always involves informing ourselves and praying for guidance. Using the process and the resources outlined here, we can prepare ourselves to vote with confidence – even when no clear choice is offered.

We start with education in prayerful approaches to voting, and in Catholic teachings relevant to good governance.


Discerning your vote – downloads

Having begun with prayer, we consider the positions of the parties.  Our platform and policy comparisons set each party’s complete platform, stated in the party’s own words, side-by-side with each of the other parties’ platforms and with Catholic social teaching.

Whether you are Catholic or simply a good person interested in a better world, prayerful comparison of party positions across the full range of social issues can assist you in discerning the wiser, more fully-informed vote God wants from you: a vote directed toward the true common good of all.


Our comparisons are based on official publications of the registered parties, and any communications provided by the parties directly to Catholic Conscience, as of June 18, 2023. We will update these materials as best we can as the elections approach. Voters are in all case encouraged to review the websites, platforms, and other materials published by the parties, and to speak directly to the parties and their candidates. Parties having question or suggestions for the improvement of these comparisons are invited to contact us at info@CatholicConscience.org.

To browse the full comparison, simply scroll down the page.  

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Full Comparison – 2023 Manitoba Platforms – Catholic Conscience

Download our full comparison of party platforms to Catholic social teaching. Particularly helpful for offline review, sharing, and later reference. Content is the same as the browseable version below.


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Voting like a Catholic (Manitoba)

To help your parish or group, we have created a one-page, double-sided description of a Catholic voting process, with a listing of issues to be considered – ergo a roadmap to our platform comparisons.  Take a look.  If it’s helpful, please feel free to copy and distribute.  If you would like changes, please let us know – we hope to help.


DIscerning your vote – browse platform & policy comparisons

Browse Party Platform Comparisons

Life | The Environment | Family & Community | The Economy | Rights & Responsibilities | Solidarity | Government

The Sanctity of Human Life: from Conception to Natural Death

Abortion, Euthanasia & Alternatives │ Human Engineering │ Population Control

Stewardship of Creation

Climate Change │ Species, Diversity & Wildlife │ Energy & Resources │ Conservation & Sustainable Development

Family, Community & the Common Good

Role of the Family │ Healthcare │ Education & Young Workers │ Culture Arts & Tourism

An Economy for All

The Dignity of Work │ Poverty Reduction │ Labour, Unions, Employment | Industries & Corporations

The Individual & Society: Rights, Responsibility, & Subsidiarity

Civil Liberties │ Human Rights │ Responsibilities: Participation & Subsidiarity


Supporting the Marginalized │ Indigenous Peoples │ Rural Communities │ Refugees & Newcomers

Good Government: Democracy, Justice, & Peace

Role & Purpose of Government │ Stewardship & Reform │ Provinces, Territories, Municipalities │ International Relations & Defense │ Public Safety

Information on this page was last presented as of August 2023 and without further update since.

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