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What is basic income and which of Canada's main parties support it?

Help during the pandemic in the form of the Canada emergency response benefit has reinvigorated calls for a national livable income program. Canada’s political parties are divided on whether basic income is the best way to help those living below the poverty line.
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What COVID-19 precautions are being taken on voting day?

As millions of voters head to the polls Monday to vote in the federal election, here are the COVID-19 safety measures Canadians can expect at the polls on voting day.
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What will happen to my marked ballot? Your questions answered

Once you vote, your mission’s accomplished, but there’s still an odyssey ahead for your ballot. We look at what happens to that little piece of paper from the time it's cast to the 10 years later, when it's destroyed.
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Canadians isolating due to COVID-19 will be unable to vote on election day

The right to vote is enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But the spread of COVID-19 could force many Canadian voters to isolate at home on election day.
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Key dates you need to remember for voting in the federal election

Election day is Monday, Sept. 20, but you have other options — from advance voting to mail-in ballots. If you opt for mail-in voting, within Canada or abroad, you have to apply by Sept. 14.

All the ways you can vote in the 2021 federal election

Whether you want to vote on election day, ahead of time, in your own home or out of the country, we’ve got you covered.
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How accessible is voting for people with disabilities?

Are you concerned about your polling station meeting your accessibility needs? Here’s what you need to know to cast your ballot.
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Canadians living abroad have the right to vote. Here's why

There are about 36,000 Canadians currently living abroad who are eligible to cast their ballots in this federal election, according to Elections Canada. We look at the ins and outs of casting a ballot abroad.
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Here's why you can't vote online in the 2021 federal election

Despite all the day-to-day activities that moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic, one that hasn’t gone digital is voting in federal elections. Here's why.
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Should election day be a holiday or held on a weekend in Canada?

A political scientist says the Canadian convention of having a weekday election can be traced back to the country’s Protestant tradition to observe Sabbath over the weekend.
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Don't want to vote in person? Here's how to mail in your ballot

Looking to avoid the polls this year? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a complete guide to voting by mail in the upcoming federal election.
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Why Elections Canada still uses paper voter lists and hand counts ballots for federal elections

Have you ever wondered why Elections Canada still uses paper voter lists at the polls and why ballots are hand-counted for federal elections? We’ve got you covered.
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This is Canada's most expensive election

The federal election is estimated to cost taxpayers $610 million. So what are we paying for?
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Electoral reform: Is Trudeau's broken promise on any party's agenda?

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s 2015 promise to change our first-past-the-post voting system was abandoned by the party. Voters are still wondering what the main parties are saying about electoral reform during this federal election. We break down the party platforms.
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Will COVID-19 vaccine passports affect my ability to vote? Your election questions answered

Many voters have reached out to CBC News to ask whether they will need to show proof of vaccination to vote in provinces that have vaccine passport systems. Here's what Elections Canada says about voting while unvaccinated.
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How to vote at any Elections Canada office in the country

If you’re away from home on election day and during advance polls, you can still vote in the federal election — and a mail-in ballot isn’t your only option.
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How to vote in the federal election while living abroad

Expats should apply to be on the International Register of Electors by Sept. 14. Once you're on the list, Elections Canada will mail you a voting kit with a special ballot. Completed mail-in special ballots must arrive in Canada by Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. ET.
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How can I vote while away at college or university? Your election questions answered

Are you a post-secondary student who will be living on campus on election day? Read this college and university voting guide to figure out how to cast your ballot in the 2021 federal election.
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You can take time off work to vote. Here's what you need to know

The Canada Elections Act says employers should ensure workers have three consecutive hours to vote at a polling station on election day, but there are exceptions for those in the transportation industry.
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Mail-in voting: How to know your ballot is safe

If you’ve been wondering about the security of the upcoming federal election with so many Canadians planning to mail in their ballots, we’ve got you covered.

How to vote in the federal election if you've been evacuated from your home because of wildfires

As it prepares for next month’s federal election, Elections Canada is recommending people evacuated from their homes due to B.C.’s raging wildfires vote by mail.
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How will COVID-19 change voting in Canada? Your questions answered

Canada’s 44th federal election is happening as cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 continue to spread. Here’s what health experts say about voting safely.
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When can I expect my voter ​information card?

Your voter information card confirms you’re registered to vote and tells you when and where to cast your ballot. Here’s what you need to know about when to expect it in the mail — and what happens if you don’t receive it.

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