About EnviroVote Canada

What is EnviroVote.ca?

Climate change and biodiversity loss are two issues – like healthcare or the economy – that affect all Canadians. For the 2019 election we needed a place where the platforms of each party in the Federal election could be easily compared side-by-side to see where they stood on environmental issues, and help voters make an informed choice, whatever their political leanings.

 

Now, for the 2021 federal election, we have updated the site to reflect the new Canadian political platforms of each party.

 

EnviroVote has three key principles:​

  • Straightforward - we aim to provide information in a clear and intelligible way​

  • Unbiased - we strive to provide a site free of bias towards any political party

  • Factual - we base the information directly on what parties say in their platforms and policies

 

If you see an error or an environmental issue that needs updating, please email us at info@envirovote.ca.

 

Why the environment?

Environmental issues cut across all parties. We won’t tell you how to vote. But resources already exist where political stances on the economy and other issues can be easily compared. We made this website to provide information to fill the gap on the environment.

 

Where is the Bloc Québécois ?

In making this website, we only included federal Parties that run candidates across the country.

What are the sources?

The EnviroVote Canada questions were selected to address the two largest environmental issues: climate change and biodiversity loss. Specifically, the original list of questions (updated for 2021) was compiled based on the authors’ expertise as scientists and from questions posed by a group of Canadian environmental NGOs.

For the election platforms page, the platforms of the political parties were the sources used by EnviroVote Canada to determine the environmental policies of each party.

 

Who is behind EnviroVote.ca?

Co-creators

The co-creators of EnviroVote were Isabelle Hurley (while a student at Dalhousie University), Derek Tittensor (an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University) and Katharine Hayhoe (a climate scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University).

 

Current team

Ava Sergio (a student in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University)

Derek Tittensor (Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University)

Follow us on Twitter at @enviro_vote_ca and Instagram at @enviro_vote_ca.

Photo credits

Climate change - Karsten Würth (@karsten.wuerth) | Oil & Gas - Chris Liverani | Paris Agreement - Felipe Dolce | Climate change governance - Christopher Austin | Carbon pricing - Jordan Whitfield | Transportation - Austin Park | Infrastructure - Silas Baisch | Biodiversity - Abben S | Protected areas - Johny Goerend | Species at risk - Frank Busch | Plastic - Ishan @seefromthesky | All on Unsplash.