Ontario’s next general election is to be held on or before June 2, 2022. Catholics and all people of good will should consider the positions of the parties in view of the full range of Catholic social teaching, in order to elect leaders who will seek to promote the good of all, with respect for all. Our election guide can be found here.
Catholic Conscience presents:
The Catholic Virtual All-Parties' Forum For The 2021 Federal Election
As we approach election day in Canada this coming Monday, September 20, we are excited to share with you a virtual forum where Catholic representatives from Canada's major parties offered their perspectives on issues facing our country through the lens of Gospel values and Catholic social teaching.
We want to express gratitude to each of our representatives for joining us and answering Catholics' questions: Filomena Tassi, the Liberal candidate in the Ontario riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas; Garnett Genuis, the Conservative candidate in the Alberta riding of Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan; and Norm Di Pasquale, NDP Candidate for Spadina—Fort York in Ontario. Each candidate took care in thoughtfully reflecting on their party's platform through the lens of their Catholic faith. We appreciate them speaking directly to Catholic voters in this election by participating in this forum.
Below you can watch the full forum, where these candidates offer their party's vision and policy ideas related to the common good, life and dignity of the human person, Reconciliation with Canada's Indigenous peoples, building an economy at the service of people, care for God's creation, rights, responsibilities, and participation in society, solidarity, and Canadian culture.
Please share this forum with your family, friends, and parishioners! Thank you. We hope you enjoy, and that this forum aids your prayerful discernment of conscience as you prepare to vote.
Conservative Party of Canada
Liberal Party of Canada
New Democratic Party
On Monday, the leaders of the federal parties faced each other in the only English-language television debate of the election.
Re-watch the debate below from CBC’s YouTube page.