The Rainbow Community Council (RCC) is pleased to present the findings of our survey of local candidates for the federal election.
A working group surveyed the candidates, who were asked 10 questions on various issues, as identified by RCC members. We wanted to understand where local federal candidates stand on 2LGBTQIA+ issues and what kind of involvement they have with our community. Which of the candidates can our community count on to support 2LGBTQIA+ rights?
We wanted to understand where local federal candidates stand on 2LGBTQIA+ issues and what kind of involvement they have with our community. Which of the candidates can our community count on to support 2LGBTQIA+ rights?
This upcoming election is an important one for marginalized communities across Canada. Great strides have been made in recent years to enshrine and protect our most vulnerable populations, alongside an increased presence of populist views that have threatened the safety of marginalized communities. This candidate survey aims to spark a conversation where candidates can discuss their personal and political party’s stances on various issues that affect the 2LGBTQIA+ community.
The survey provides us with the opportunity to ensure candidates are aware of their constituents within the 2LGBTQIA+ community, prompts candidates to take steps to educate themselves about the concerns and needs of our community, and sets the foundation for eventually engaging our elected representatives in our community building efforts. In addition, by providing the results of the survey to the general public, we are providing an opportunity for members of our community to understand where candidates stand on these important issues – helping us all of us to make informed decisions.
Many thanks to Kalyna Horocholyn for her dedicated efforts to produce this report.