Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada (MLPC) candidates in the Montreal area have been meeting with people to gather the one hundred signatures they require to be candidates in the September 20 Federal Election. As in previous elections, but even more so this time around, what the work to nominate MLPC candidates is revealing is the people’s desire to learn more about the Party’s program embodied in the call For a Modern Canada that Defends the Rights of All. This takes the form of people readily signing the nomination form, making comments such as “We need other voices than the ones we keep hearing,” “I know your Party and I have signed for it before,” “I have voted for your Party in past elections, rather than wasting my vote,” “I used to vote for Trudeau but I cannot agree with his decision to indebt generations of Canadians to private banks,” “This election is a waste: the record expense of $610 million it will incur could almost pay the dental care costs of all Canadians for an entire year,” and so on.
Electors have also shared with MLPC candidates their concerns over the great injustices that exist within Canadian society, such as the crimes that continue to be committed against Indigenous peoples, the abandonment of the most vulnerable, the hierarchy of rights that exist in Canada. [More]
For the 2021 Election, Elections Canada has instituted an online method for electors residing in the country to apply for a mail-in ballot. Once an elector applies for a mail-in ballot, the option to vote in person, either at advanced polls or on polling day, is forfeited.
The application process for a mail-in ballot requires the elector to upload an acceptable piece of identification. Once the application has been processed, Elections Canada confirms receipt of the application by e-mail and provides a tracking number so the elector where the status of the ballot can be viewed, from it being sent to the elector, up to the completed ballot having been received by Elections Canada. [More]