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The 2021 Canadian federal election is taking place on September 20th, 2021. This election will determine which political party will lead Canada’s federal government and oversee the creation of laws and the management of programs and policies that affect the whole country.
The autism community identified the following four areas of focus for the federal government:1. National Autism Strategy2. Employment3. Housing4. Disability Tax Credit
In preparation for the upcoming election, the Provincial-Territorial Autism Network (P-TAN) – of which Autism Nova Scotia is a member– sent a letter to all major federal parties seeking clarity on their commitment to a National Autism Strategy. An example of these letters can be found here.
Autism Nova Scotia created this federal election toolkit to share the answers P-TAN received from each party and to summarise how each party addresses the other areas of focus by letter, in their federal platform, or by public announcement.
The need for autism support is a non-partisan issue. Likewise, Autism Nova Scotia is a non-partisan organization, and we are ready and willing to work with all parties to make Nova Scotia a better place for our community. We hope this toolkit will help our community make an informed decision on election day.
As Canadians, we all have a role to play in helping create a more inclusive country for everyone. Thank-you for taking the time to learn about the areas of focus for the autism community. We hope this toolkit will help you make an informed decision on election day.
Letter Responses:Liberal Party of CanadaConservative Party of Canada