What’s missing from the Ontario election platforms? 14 Northern and rural-based community leaders weigh in.

14 leaders from community organizations in both northern and southern rural Ontario give their thoughts on what issues are most important in the upcoming election.

Why It Matters

The social issues that the political parties promise to address may not be meeting the needs of all Ontarians. As each party releases their platform, communities from all over the province will see who deserves their vote.

The election in what’s colonially known as Ontario, is approaching. Political parties across the province are making their campaign platforms public and showing Ontarians which issues they believe are most important. 

But are certain communities being left out of the discussion? Future of Good asked 14 leaders from organizations that serve rural communities in northern and southern Ontario, the territory of Indigenous peoples such as the Anishinaabeg, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaunee, and more, for their thoughts. 

Respondents explained which social issues they thought were missing from the various parties’ current election platforms, as well as which issues the party that comes into power should focus on post-election. Here’s what they had to say. 

 

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